People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- January 20, 2011
According to online voting, Philip Morris International is not as wicked as five other contenders nominated for an annual award for “most evil corporation”. The Public Eye Awards were started in 2000 by Berne Declaration and Friends of the Earth as a counterpoint to the World Economic Forum.
Leading the race for the award is Neste Oil, followed by British Petroleum (BP) - http://www.publiceye.ch/en/vote/.
PMI was nominated by REDES/ Friends of the Earth Uruguay, for making a complaint to the World Bank against the Government of Uruguay’s tobacco control measures.
Online voting ends 28 Jan.