Tag - Philip Morris

Africa needs stronger weapons to tackle illicit, conflict-fuelling tobacco trade

The South African government has recently stepped up its efforts to address the country’s rampant illicit tobacco trade. The South African Revenue Service (SARS), facing a severe and persistent reduction of cigarette excise tax revenues, is now endeavouring to curb the illicit tobacco trade by enhancing inspections and search and seizure operations against cigarette companies and...

Philip Morris misleading the public about nicotine in heated tobacco

At a glance Heated tobacco is touted as a better alternative to cigarettes for smokers, yet new research suggests that one brand contains much more nicotine than claimed A heated tobacco stick used in an Iqos device contains more than 4mg of nicotine, eight times the amount often claimed by maker Philip Morris International ...

Tobacco control advocates challenge industry greenwashing

A new report from the World Health Organization and STOP, a tobacco industry watchdog, reveals how tobacco companies are trying to promote an image of being environmentally responsible while contributing to deforestation and environmental waste. Big multinational tobacco companies donate to environmental causes, and even get high environmental, social, and governance rankings. Philip Morris International,...

In Phone Calls To Residents, Philip Morris Is Pushing Against D.C.’s Ban On Flavored Tobacco

A group operated by tobacco giant Philip Morris has been calling D.C. residents in recent days, urging them to contact the D.C. Council to oppose a coming ban on the sale of flavored tobacco and menthol cigarettes. The calls have been coming from Citizens for Tobacco Rights, which is directly linked to Philip Morris. A...

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...

Philip Morris, Altria banned from importing or selling Iqos tobacco device in the U.S.

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Wednesday that Philip Morris International and Altria must stop the sale and import of the Iqos tobacco device. The decision is the result of a patent case filed by rival R.J. Reynolds. The trade agency found that the cigarette alternative infringed on two of Reynolds’ patents. The import and sales ban will take effect...

Working with consumers to end tobacco’s death toll

With many global challenges, the solutions are a troubling combination of uncertain, disruptive, expensive, and lengthy. But sometimes we have the good fortune to be able to rapidly deal with problems, such as those that can be addressed through measures such as sanitation and vaccination. Add tobacco’s toll to that list. Cigarette smoking vies with...

Kenya: Thinktank says new law favours tobacco firms

The International Institute of Legislative Affairs (ILA) has poked holes into the Finance Act 2021, saying some changes in the law will favour tobacco businesses. The Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) whose work is in policy and research argues that while the government is mandated to make laws that discourage tobacco intake, some aspects of the Act...

China Tobacco Goes Global

You’ve heard of Marlboro, Camel, and Lucky Strike, but what about Silver Elephant, Red Pagoda Mountain, and Double Happiness? China National Tobacco Corporation is the world’s largest tobacco company, accounting for nearly half of global cigarette production. The secretive state-backed giant holds a virtual monopoly over China’s vast tobacco market, the world’s largest, selling more...

Philip Morris sells death while speaking of ‘smoke-free world’ – opinion

Saying ‘if I wouldn’t sell this deadly product, somebody else will,’ is comparable to what could have been said by IG Farben, the supplier of Zyklon B to the gas chambers. Philip Morris CEO (Israel) Roi Amit was interviewed on December 31 by The Jerusalem Post. He spoke of a “smoke-free world” but omitted to...

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