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Matthew Chapman

Senior Reporter

Matthew Chapman is a senior reporter at The Examination.

He previously worked at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) where he led numerous cross-border investigations into the Big Tobacco industry. These were recognised in 2022 with an award from France’s prestigious 150-year-old tobacco control organization Comité National Contre le Tabagisme.

At TBIJ, he also delivered the organization’s first-ever podcast, an award-winning and critically-acclaimed eight-part series into a spy ring run by British American Tobacco.

Matthew’s recent work has included an investigation into accusations of killings at Del Monte’s pineapple plantation in Kenya. 


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Medscape severs ties with tobacco industry after backlash over $3M Philip Morris International deal

The medical education provider had proposed a year’s worth of online content about smoking cessation backed by the tobacco giant, an internal document shows.

April 26, 2024
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Kenya advances graphic health warnings on nicotine pouches

The new labels are being proposed after The Examination revealed that British American Tobacco had successfully lobbied for minimal health warnings on its products.

April 22, 2024
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 Top UK public health official advised vape giant Juul, documents reveal

England’s tobacco control programme lead, Martin Dockrell, told the controversial e-cigarette company how it could best enter the British market, internal company files show.

March 23, 2024
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British American Tobacco undermines Kenyan health laws in bid for Gen Z

Leaked documents show how lobbying successfully relaxed regulations around Velo nicotine pouches. Experts fear the products will addict a new generation.

January 23, 2024
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New Zealand to drop world’s first ‘generational’ smoking ban

Other countries are also considering bans on tobacco product sales, similar to a pioneering law now axed in a deal by New Zealand’s right-wing coalition.

November 28, 2023
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Philip Morris ‘smoke-free’ and online campaigns are propaganda, lawsuit alleges

The tobacco giant is accused of violating French public health law in its marketing strategy for IQOS heated tobacco products. 

October 5, 2023
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What to know about the global tobacco control treaty

Twenty years on, the landmark Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has changed tobacco policy across the world — but still faces fierce industry resistance.   

September 28, 2023