Clandestine Campaign

Philip Morris International embarked on a secret campaign to undermine anti-smoking efforts, specifically the WHO anti-smoking treaty, a new Reuters investigation reveals. 
Reuters details how the company set up camp near Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) treaty conferences, secretly meeting with government officials and delegates from around the world to try to dilute anti-smoking measures like taxes and health warnings. The treaty could help prevent 22 million smoking-related deaths, according to a Georgetown University Medical Center study.
According to leaks from internal documents, the company views the treaty as a "regulatory runaway train" driven by "anti-tobacco extremists.”

Source: Reuters

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