Global Tobacco Control Updates

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

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

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

Youth to Philip Morris International: Stop Targeting Kids with “Be Marlboro” Campaign
08 May 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Youth advocates sent a loud and clear message to Philip Morris International this week: We won't be Marlboro.

Protesting outside Philip Morris' annual shareholders' meeting in New York City on Wednesday, the youth called on the…
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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

Reports Find Action on Tobacco Control in Africa Urgently Needed
10 Apr 2014
Research Alert |

A new report by the Network of African Science Academies calls for immediate action to prevent the growing threat of tobacco use in Africa. The report, Preventing a Tobacco Epidemic in Africa: A Call for Effective Action to Support Health, Social,…
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africa, marketing, secondhand smoke, sponsorship, taxation and price, tobacco industry, who, youth

Take the Marlboro Teen Fashion Quiz
12 Mar 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

As revealed by a report issued today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other international public health groups, Philip Morris International (PMI) is conducting a global marketing campaign…
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advertising and promotion, marketing, philip morris international, youth

Philip Morris International Urged to End Global Ad Campaign for Marlboro Cigarettes that Has Been Found to Target Youth
12 Mar 2014
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC — A coalition of international public health organizations today called on Philip Morris International (PMI) to end a global marketing campaign for its best-selling Marlboro cigarettes that has been found by a…
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brazil, concerts, marketing, philip morris international, sponsorship, tobacco control laws, tobacco industry, youth

Fighting Big Tobacco in Indonesia and Africa
30 Jan 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Indonesia and Africa are among Big Tobacco's top targets as the industry increasingly targets low- and middle-income countries in its insatiable quest for profit, no matter the cost in lives and health.

Recent news stories document both…
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africa, concerts, indonesia, philip morris international, tobacco control laws, tobacco industry, youth

Global Tobacco Marketing Reaches Young Children in Low- and Middle- Income Countries
04 Oct 2013
Research Alert |

A new study from the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health published in the journal Pediatrics examines the reach of tobacco marketing to 5 and 6 year old children in six low- and middle-income…
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brazil, children, china, india, pakistan, russia, sponsorship, youth

ABC's Nightline Investigates Philip Morris International's Marketing to Indonesian Youth
11 Jul 2012
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

In a new segment, ABC News Nightline returns to Indonesia, a playground for the tobacco industry where tobacco marketing is inescapable and kids can easily buy cigarettes right outside their schools.

The story continues a year-long investigation…
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indonesia, philip morris international, smoking baby, youth

New Australian Broadcasting Corporation Segment on Youth Smoking in Indonesia
21 Jun 2012
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

A new segment broadcast by Australian Broadcasting Corporation highlights the alarming tobacco epidemic affecting Indonesia's most vulnerable population — its children. The story follows an eight year old boy who has been smoking cigarettes…
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indonesia, youth

Tobacco Tax Increase Immediately Cuts Numbers of Young Tobacco Users
05 Jun 2012
Research Alert |

A study released by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research found that the federal tobacco tax increase of US $.62 per pack in the United States in April 2009 had a substantial and immediate impact in reducing youth smoking. A simultaneous US…
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taxation and price, youth