Explained: Why a Philip Morris Funded Foundation Is Repeatedly Denounced by WHO

The Wire: Anoo Bhuyan The WHO has refused to partner with any foundation that is funded by the tobacco industry to ensure policies are protected from commercial interests. New Delhi: Last week, the innocuously named Foundation for a Smoke Free World (FSFW), was once again embarrassed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The WHO’s director general […]

Commentary: Philip Morris Says It Wants to Quit Cigarettes. But It’s Just Blowing Smoke.

Fortune: Matthew L. Myers and Robin Koval   Philip Morris International (PMI)—the giant cigarette manufacturer operating in most countries excluding the U.S.—claims it wants a smoke-free future, placing advertisements in major United Kingdom newspapers earlier this week with a New Year’s resolution: “We’re trying to give up cigarettes.” These ads should have run on April Fools’ […]

Big Tobacco is no friend to Women – INWAT

The International Network of Women against Tobacco (INWAT) calls out the Phillip Morris International (PMI) “Week of Women,” – a so-called celebration of International Women’s Day a hoax. PMI has a renowned and infamous history of marketing to women and children with deadly consequences.  We challenge their Women’s Day activity as fake corporate social responsibility […]

Quebec Court of Appeal upholds ruling in landmark tobacco class-action

Allison Lampert and Martinne Geller, The Global and Mail: The Court of Appeal of Quebec upheld on Friday the bulk of a 2015 decision that awarded around C$15 billion ($11.29 billion)to smokers in the Canadian province, dealing a blow to Big Tobacco. The judgment involves class action suits that were consolidated against the Canadian subsidiaries […]

Quebec Court of Appeal upholds ruling ordering tobacco companies to pay billions to smokers

Kalina Laframboise, Global News: Quebec’s highest court has upheld a historic ruling that ordered three major cigarette companies to pay billions in damages to smokers in the province. Imperial Tobacco, JTI-Macdonald and Rothmans, Benson & Hedges were appealing a Quebec Superior Court decision from 2015 stemming from what is believed to be of one the […]