Tag - Big Tobacco

Pharma, tech and social media companies join forces with WHO to launch the Tobacco Cessation Consortium during World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany

During the World Health Summit in Berlin, WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, formally launched the Tobacco Cessation Consortium, a group of partners in the private and public sectors to help people access essential cessation support and treatment to deal with tobacco dependence. This business coalition will support WHO’s work on tobacco cessation and identify...

Claims illegal tobacco trade will boom in a smokefree NZ are smoke and mirrors, experts say

New Zealand lawmakers are exploring ways to make the country smokefree by 2025 Opinion - New Zealand's parliament is considering a new smokefree law to implement key components of the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan. This plan includes the removal of nicotine from tobacco and a reduction of the number of tobacco retail outlets to ensure...

Philip Morris Hikes Offer For Swedish Smokeless Tobacco Firm

Marlboro-maker Philip Morris International said Thursday it had increased its offer for smokeless tobacco company Swedish Match, as the US group looks to steer away from its traditional cigarette business. Philip Morris hiked its offer from 106 to 116 kronor per share -- bringing the total offer to 176.4 billion kronor ($15.76 billion) -- and...

A US farmer was accused of abusing his workers. Then Big Tobacco backed his election

When the tobacco giant Reynolds American cut a cheque for Brent Jackson’s political campaign in November 2019, it was well aware of the accusations against the Republican North Carolina state senator. Jackson – dubbed “the only mega-farmer” in the North Carolina senate – had been accused by several migrant workers of either failing to pay...

BAT Kenya to pay record dividend as profit rises

Summary Net profit increased to Ksh6.48 billion ($57.34 million) from Ksh5.51 billion ($48.76 million) in 2020, driven by a property valuation gain of Ksh1.2 billion ($10.6 million) and a relatively favourable trading environment as the government eased Covid-19 restrictions. The Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed firm noted that illicit cigarette trade continues to prevail and impact...

Ethical concerns as Big Tobacco hustles into health care

Philip Morris International is buying a successful British company making inhaled treatments for lung disease. Companies who made fortunes selling damaging and addictive cigarettes are making fresh moves into health care. Philip Morris International (PMI), the Swiss-American maker of Marlboro cigarettes, has bought two drug firms in the last month and on Thursday won support to...

Smoking-related cancer twice as prevalent among poor in England

Overall cancer rates are higher among the wealthy, finds Cancer Research UK – but smoking and its cancers are now concentrated among the poor. Smoking causes almost twice as many cancer cases among the poor than the well-off, according to new findings that underline the close link between cigarettes and deprivation. About 11,247 cases of cancer...

Big Tobacco exploit dairy owners in cynical attempt to derail smokefree policy

Late yesterday afternoon, Hāpai Te Hauora sent a tweet in response to NZ Herald’s article: Revealed: Big Tobacco behind dairy owners postcard protest at Parliament. The response from Hāpai says "Disappointed - yet not surprised, that Big Tobacco are using dairy owners to lead their agenda to continue to kill New Zealanders. Hāpai Te Hauora Chief...

Kenya: Proposal To Tax Nicotine Products A Welcome Move

In Summary •Tax and price policies are known to be the most effective measures for deterring initiation of and continuous use of harmful products such as tobacco and nicotine products- also known as sin tax. •As we adopt fiscal measures on the emerging nicotine products, it is important to maintain and actually improve the fiscal measures...

What is China Tobacco?

What is China Tobacco? How is China Tobacco linked to the Chinese government? How is China Tobacco structured? How does China Tobacco differ from other multinational tobacco companies? How profitable is CNTC? Where in the world are China Tobacco’s cigarettes sold? What treaties regulate China Tobacco? I hear a lot about “Big Tobacco”...

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