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 […]

Putrajaya warned against working with tobacco industry-funded lobby groups Draft

20 February 2019 KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 ― The Malaysia Medical association (MMA) has warned the federal government today against working with groups that are stealthily being funded by tobacco companies. In a press statement, MMA said they stand with the World Health Organisations (WHO) in urging governments around the world to reject working with […]

Over 100 health organisations urge WHO to reject Philip Morris International-led body’s appeal to collaborate on tobacco control

New Delhi: Public health experts from over 100 organisations around the world on Tuesday urged the World Health Organisation Executive Board (WHO-EB) to reject a Philip Morris International-funded foundation’s appeal to the global health body to collaborate on tobacco control policies. To do so would depart from WHO’s strict longstanding policy of not working with the tobacco industry, whose business practices have been proven to be contradictory with […]

How tobacco industry donations cloud debates over cigarette controls

Free-market thinktanks from Malaysia to Chile and Australia received funding from the industry alongside governments as they argued against tobacco controls Smoking kills more than 27,200 Malaysians every year. In March 2017, Malaysia’s health ministry hoped to reduce that grim tally by floating a plan to sharply increase cigarettes taxes as recommended by the World Health Organization […]

Revealed: the free-market groups

More than 100 free-market thinktanks from North America to Europe and south Asia took positions helpful to the tobacco industry or donations, Guardian investigation shows Free-market thinktanks around the world provide a powerful voice of support to cigarette manufacturers in battles against tougher regulations, a Guardian investigation shows. The tobacco industry has long been treated […]

Scientists Are Rejecting Massive Amounts Of Money For Research From The Tobacco Industry

Scientists don’t want tobacco industry funds to touch their work. Multiple Australian researchers have asserted that they will not accept funding or support from a tobacco industry–funded research organisation in an editorial published today. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) is an international research organisation that was established in September 2017. It says its aim is to “fund […]

E-cigarettes—new product, old tricks

Tobacco smoking cessation represents one of the most successful public health initiatives in the world, with smoking prevalence at its lowest during the past decade according to recent WHO estimates. However, since the introduction of e-cigarettes in 2003, marketed as a less harmful alternative to tobacco, what should have simply been an effective tool for tobacco […]