Global Tobacco Control Updates

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

Historic Win for Global Health: Uruguay Defeats Philip Morris Challenge to Its Strong Tobacco Control Laws
08 Jul 2016
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a historic public health victory that will be felt around the world, Uruguay has won an international legal battle against Philip Morris International to…
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philip morris international, tobacco control laws, tobacco industry, uruguay

In Victory for Global Health, UK High Court Upholds Plain Tobacco Packaging Law – Innovative Strategy Spreads from Australia to Europe
19 May 2016
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In another major victory for global health and defeat for the tobacco industry, the United Kingdom's High Court today upheld the UK's new law requiring that tobacco products be sold in plain packaging. The ruling comes…
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philip morris international, plain packaging, tobacco industry, united kingdom

Tobacco control advocates defeat tobacco industry attempts to undermine implementation in Costa Rica
18 Mar 2016
Research Alert |

In 2012, Costa Rica overcame decades of tobacco industry interference to enact a strong, comprehensive tobacco control law. However, Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco continued to interfere in tobacco control policy by trying…
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costa rica, philip morris international, tobacco industry

Norway’s Health Minister Blasts U.S. Chamber of Commerce Lobbying for Big Tobacco
12 Aug 2015
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

New examples continue to emerge about how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) affiliates have done the bidding of the tobacco industry and fought measures to reduce tobacco use around the world. In the latest…
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chamber of commerce, norway, philip morris international, tobacco industry

New Report Details How U.S. Chamber of Commerce Helps Tobacco Industry Fight Life-Saving Policies in Over a Dozen Countries
16 Jul 2015
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report released today by an international group of public interest and health organizations builds on the recent TAGS:

philip morris international, tobacco industry, trade

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

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

New Report: Graphic Cigarette Warnings Spread Around World
14 Oct 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

graphic warning labels, philip morris international, plain packaging, tobacco industry

Uruguay Stands Up to Big Tobacco’s Bullying and Defends Its Landmark Tobacco Laws Against Legal Challenge from Philip Morris International
13 Oct 2014
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC – The government of Uruguay has sent a resounding message to Philip Morris International – and to the international community – that it has an extremely strong case and will not back down in defending its landmark…
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philip morris international, plain packaging, tobacco control laws, tobacco industry, uruguay, world health organization

Ahead of Global Meeting, Big Tobacco Seeks to Derail Progress on Life-Saving Tobacco Taxes
08 Oct 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

A tobacco industry-funded organization is trying to gut life-saving efforts…
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philip morris international, taxation, tobacco industry, who, world health organization

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…
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marketing, philip morris international, youth

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