MEPs have voted in favour of  introducing tougher new laws governing the sale and use of tobacco cigarettes and e-cigarettes in Europe. Photograph: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg

Controversial new tobacco rules that include regulating electronic cigarettes were passed by the European Parliament today. The draft leg(...)

A key point of contention ahead of tomorrow’s vote is the possible reduction of the size of health warnings on cigarette packaging to 50 per cent rather than 75 per cent of the packaging. File photograph: PA

For fans of cult TV series ‘Mad Men’, the murky world of tobacco lobbying is a familiar phenomenon. Don Draper and his team of advertising executives (...)