Global Tobacco Control Updates

Study: Tobacco Companies Are Marketing Flavored Cigarettes to Appeal to Children in Latin America; Countries Must Act to Protect Kids
15 Jun 2017
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Multinational tobacco companies are marketing a new generation of highly flavored tobacco products, like menthol, mint and fruit, that appeal to kids throughout Latin America. In many cases they are selling them near schools,…
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cigarettes, flavored, kids, marketing

If Philip Morris Is Serious About a “Smoke-Free Future,” It Should Stop Marketing Cigarettes, Fighting Efforts to Reduce Smoking
26 Jan 2017
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Philip Morris International – the world’s largest non-governmental cigarette manufacturer – this week launched a new website that claims the company is committed to a “smoke-free future.” As long…
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marketing, philip morris international

Strong tobacco control policies have prevented almost 22 million deaths since 2007
12 Jan 2017
Research Alert |

The World Health Organization (WHO) established MPOWER in 2008 to help countries implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). A new study published in Tobacco Control estimates the impact of countries having adopted at…
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fctc, marketing, mpower, sponsorship, taxation, tobacco control laws, who, world health organization

Tobacco Industry Loses Landmark Court Rulings in India & EU, Upholding Graphic Tobacco Warnings (and Other Health Measures in EU)
04 May 2016
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC – In landmark victories for global health and major defeats for the tobacco industry, high courts in India and the European Union today upheld strong measures to reduce tobacco use, including requirements for large, graphic health…
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marketing, plain packaging, tobacco industry, world health organization

Exposure to point-of sale tobacco promotion increases the risk of youth smoking
20 Jan 2016
Research Alert |

A study recently published in Tobacco Control shows that exposure to point-of-sale (POS) tobacco “promotion” is a risk factor for youth smoking. POS tobacco promotion can include tobacco advertising, product display, and retail…
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advertising and promotion, children, marketing, point of sale

New Report: Big Tobacco Breaking Laws to Target Kids in Latin America
04 Nov 2015
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

A new report documents how the tobacco industry is breaking laws and exploiting loopholes to target kids with deadly tobacco products…
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latin america, marketing, tobacco industry

Race Cars, Bean Bags and Video Games – But Philip Morris Claims It Doesn’t Market to Kids
10 Jun 2015
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

The youth-oriented “Be Marlboro” marketing campaign from tobacco giant Philip Morris International continues to spread around the world. The latest stop: The country of Georgia.

Last month, a “Be Marlboro” promotional…
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advertising and promotion, georgia, marketing, marlboro, philip morris international, youth

John Oliver Takes Down Big Tobacco
18 Feb 2015
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

The big tobacco companies proclaim loudly and often that they have changed and are now responsible corporate citizens.

But it took just 18 minutes for political satirist John Oliver to rip those claims to shreds and show how Philip Morris…
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marketing, philip morris international

New Report: Smokeless Tobacco Use is an Overlooked Global Scourge with a Huge Public Health Toll
15 Dec 2014
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC — Smokeless tobacco use…
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bangladesh, gutka, heart disease, india, marketing, world health organization

Protests Force Cancellation of Marlboro Concert Series in Bangladesh
24 Nov 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

A recent report by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other public health organizations exposed how Philip Morris International…
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bangladesh, concerts, marketing, philip morris international, tobacco control laws, youth

Case studies detail how the tobacco industry works to derail tobacco control progress in Latin America
23 Sep 2014
Research Alert |

A new report published by the InterAmerican Heart Foundation in Argentina (Fundación InterAmericana del Corazón Argentina – FIC Argentina) documents how the tobacco industry has tried to block the enactment and enforcement of tobacco…
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brazil, fctc, latin america, marketing, sponsorship, tobacco industry, trade, uruguay, who

Philip Morris International Fined in Brazil for Targeting Youth with its “Be Marlboro” Ads
28 Aug 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Philip Morris International's “Be Marlboro” campaign is coming under fire again for targeting youth. This time, the consumer protection agency from the Brazilian state of São Paulo has fined Philip Morris over $480,000.


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brazil, marketing, philip morris international, sponsorship, youth

Despite Outrage, Philip Morris International Expands Global “Be Marlboro” Campaign
15 Jul 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Despite international media criticism and TAGS:

children, marketing, philip morris international, tobacco industry, youth

BBC Report: Philip Morris’ Be Marlboro Campaign “Aimed Unashamedly at Young People”
16 Jun 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

A new documentary from the BBC calls out Philip Morris International for its global marketing campaign promoting Marlboro cigarettes that has been found to target youth. The BBC report finds the "Be Marlboro" ad campaign is "aimed unashamedly at young…
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marketing, philip morris international, youth

Creative Outrage: Enter our Contest to Expose the Truth about the “Be Marlboro” Campaign
21 Apr 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Last month, the…
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marketing, marlboro, philip morris international, youth

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