PMI Partners with U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Combatting Illicit Trade

Philip Morris International NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 29, 2021– Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to assist and support Homeland Security Investigations’ (HSI) illicit tobacco trade operations and other intellectual property rights investigations. “We are thrilled […]

Tobacco Companies to force a referendum on California state flavored tobacco product ban

September 7, 2020 Authors: Stanton A GlantzCentre for Tobacco Control Research Education The same day the Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB792 into law, a group of people with ties to the tobacco companies filed the paperwork to start collecting signatures to force a referendum on the law.  It is a forgone conclusion that they will […]

The world loses about $ 1 trillion a year from smoking

November 4, 2020 Vinanet According to research by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US National Cancer Institute, smoking costs the world economy about 1,000 billion USD each year. In addition, smoking each year causes about 7-8 million deaths, and this number will increase by about a third by 2030. Those losses are more than […]