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

Comments +

0 comments

Post a Comment

Restricted HTML

  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Back to top