Tag - Smoke-free

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...

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...

Raise age for sale of cigarettes to 21 and stop ‘tobacco epidemic’, say UK MPs

Making it illegal for more young people to buy cigarettes would help meet the government’s target of ending smoking by 2030, MPs say MPs have called for a consultation on raising the age for the sale of cigarettes to 21 from 18 in order to end the “tobacco epidemic” by 2030. The all-party parliamentary group on...

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...