Tag - Philipp Morris

Survey calls for government to regulate tobacco alternatives differently

EARLIER this year, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin proposed the Generation End Game (GEG) plan, which would ban tobacco and smoking products for those born in 2005 and after. Just this week, he said that the government had decided to push the limit to 2007, allowing two more years for "community education, a robust implementation plan...

Directors step down after Vectura tobacco takeover

The two most senior directors who were in charge of Vectura, the respiratory drugs firm, at the time of its £1 billion takeover by Philip Morris International have stepped down. Will Downie and Paul Fry quit their respective roles as chief executive and chief financial officer following the completion of the deal with the maker...

BAT joins tobacco’s health push with energy-drink investment

Joins a health push amid efforts to move away from tobacco and nicotine. British American Tobacco Plc invested in startup Tru Inc., a maker of energy and wellness drinks, as the owner of Lucky Strike cigarettes joins a health push amid efforts to move away from tobacco and nicotine. BAT’s corporate-venture unit Btomorrow Ventures led a...