Philip Morris International exposed
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