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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

Victory in the Philippines: President Signs Historic Cigarette Tax Increase

Measure enacted over strong tobacco industry opposition

Editor
Dec 21, 2012

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Taking historic action to reduce smoking in the Philippines, President Benigno Aquino has signed a new law that will significantly increase cigarette taxes.

This new law will help reduce tobacco’s deadly toll in the Philippines, where 28 percent of the population smokes – including nearly half of all men – and more than 35,000 Filipinos die each year from tobacco-related disease.  We applaud President Aquino and lawmakers who supported the law for taking such strong action to reduce tobacco use.

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posted December 21, 2012

Tobacco Industry: “We want Asia”

Yul Dorotheo of the Philippines speaks on the international challenge of tobacco control

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May 31, 2011

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To mark World No Tobacco Day 2011, we share the words of Ulysses “Yul" Dorotheo of the Philippines, recipient of this year's Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence

Dorotheo received the award and spoke at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids annual gala in Washington, D.C. earlier this month.  A neuro- opthamologist,  Dorotheo became involved in tobacco control after he learned about how the tobacco industry had “trained its sights" on low- and middle-income countries.  

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posted May 31, 2011

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