Tag - Altria

How the tobacco industry uses sponsored content in major media outlets to shift public perception

Tobacco companies have used major news outlets including The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post to makeover their corporate image, spending millions on ads designed to reposition them as aligned with public health even though many publishers have policies in place prohibiting tobacco-sponsored content, according to Truth Initiative® research. The study found that PMI and Altria, the...

The Tobacco Giant That Won’t Stop Funding Anti-Smoking Programs for Kids

obacco giant Altria, which owns the maker of Marlboro cigarettes and a stake in vaping company Juul Labs, has for years quietly funded substance-use-prevention training for middle and high school students, despite ample research suggesting that industry-sponsored school programs do not discourage teenagers from smoking—and may in fact do the opposite. Altria has for more than...

Altria can’t sell Iqos in the U.S. as Biden administration opts to not intervene in patent dispute

Altria and Philip Morris International are no longer able to sell or import Iqos tobacco devices in the U.S. after the Biden administration opted to take no action on an ongoing patent dispute. A separate claim filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office could restore the devices back on the market in...

Altria and PMI Call Off Merger

Altria Group and Philip Morris International will not merge into one larger company, according to the Financial Times. Jacek Olczak, Philip Morris International’s chief executive officer, said during the publication’s Global Dealmaking SUmmit on Tuesday and that it has “closed” the chapter with Altria. Philip Morris International was spun off from Altria in 2008 and only does...

WHO Needs Reduction To Escape Unsuccessful “Quit or Die” Tobacco Strategy

Tobacco kills roughly eight million people around the world every year, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has long aimed for complete eradication of the substance, calling it “one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced.” This month’s ninth Conference of the Parties (COP9) of the WHO Framework Convention on...

Big Tobacco asks regulator to convince people nicotine isn’t that bad

Marlboro cigarettes maker Altria Group wants to enlist an unlikely partner in convincing consumers that nicotine isn’t as bad as they think - its regulator. The company asked the US Food and Drug Administration to tackle misperceptions about nicotine as part of a proposed $US100 million ($130 million) advertising campaign to reduce the harm caused...

Altria Highlights Adult Tobacco Consumers’ Challenges Amid COVID-19

Company gives update on Altria’s products at Outlook Leadership Community. CHICAGO — To say 2020 has been uncertain is an understatement, Danielle Lindsay, senior manager of sales analytics at Altria Group Distribution Co. (AGDC) said. “As COVID-19 resurges, there’s growing concern for the long-term economic impact to the United States with implications for the adult tobacco...