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Message to Countries Worldwide: Stop Marlboro

Editor
Jun 26, 2015

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Around the world, health advocates are fighting back against the latest youth-oriented marketing campaign for Marlboro cigarettes – and calling on governments to stop Marlboro once and for all.

For decades, the iconic Marlboro Man made Marlboro the most popular cigarette brand among youth – fueling a global epidemic that will kill one billion people this century if current trends continue.

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posted June 26, 2015

Race Cars, Bean Bags and Video Games – But Philip Morris Claims It Doesn’t Market to Kids

Youth-oriented “Be Marlboro” campaign continues to expand worldwide

Editor
Jun 10, 2015

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The youth-oriented “Be Marlboro” marketing campaign from tobacco giant Philip Morris International continues to spread around the world. The latest stop: The country of Georgia.

Last month, a “Be Marlboro” promotional event was spotted in a high-end shopping mall in Tbilisi, Georgia. Located in a high traffic area, the “Be Marlboro” display featured two Ferrari race cars and a video game stand surrounded by bean bag chairs in the red and white Marlboro colors. Not surprisingly, the booth attracted the attention of children at the mall.

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posted June 10, 2015

Creative Outrage: Enter our Contest to Expose the Truth about the “Be Marlboro” Campaign

Philip Morris International ads found to target youth

Editor
Apr 21, 2014

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Last month, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other public health groups issued a report exposing how Philip Morris International (PMI) is conducting a global marketing campaign for its best-selling Marlboro cigarettes that uses themes and images sure to appeal to youth. 

The “Be Marlboro” campaign has spread to more than 50 countries despite being banned by a German court for targeting teens.  The campaign associates “being Marlboro” with falling in love, playing music, partying, engaging in adventure sports and other activities popular with youth.

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posted April 21, 2014

Take the Marlboro Teen Fashion Quiz

Is it an ad for Marlboro cigarettes or teen fashion? You decide

Editor
Mar 12, 2014

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As revealed by a report issued today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other international public health groups, Philip Morris International (PMI) is conducting a global marketing campaign for its best-selling Marlboro cigarettes – called “Be Marlboro” – that uses themes and images sure to appeal to youth.

The campaign has spread to more than 50 countries despite being banned by a German court for targeting teens and generating similar complaints in other countries.

“Be Marlboro” ads feature attractive young people partying, falling in love, playing music and engaging in adventure sports such as snowboarding and surfing – in short, things youth around the world aspire to do.

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posted March 12, 2014

Strong Tobacco Control Laws Slow Sales for Philip Morris International

Cigarette sales are down for Philip Morris International (PMI) in countries with strong laws to reduce tobacco use

Editor
Oct 24, 2013

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Cigarette sales are down for Philip Morris International (PMI) in countries with strong laws to reduce tobacco use.  The international maker of the best-selling Marlboro brand is the world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company.  During the third quarter of 2013, PMI reported that global cigarette sales fell both for the company and the industry as a whole, a promising sign that the tide may be turning on the global tobacco epidemic. 

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posted October 24, 2013

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