People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
Tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) is employing tactics to block the the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control's (FCTC) lifesaving measures, says a report released Wednesday by Corporate Accountability International (CAI).
PMI held its annual shareholders' meeting Wednesday, welcoming the company's US$27 billion revenue in 2010.
CAI says that measures used by PMI to obstruct the FCTC - the global tobacco treaty that has 172 Parties representing 87 per cent of the world's population - include:
- Circumventing advertising bans
- Partnering with governments
- Establishing front groups