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Indonesia – still pandering to the tobacco industry

14 November 2022 It seems the tobacco industry’s grip on Indonesia is strong and shows no sign of easing. It operates in an industry-friendly environment not seen anywhere in Asia, enabling it to make huge profits. Although adolescent smoking is rising, Indonesia allows cigarette advertising and sponsorship targeting youth. National top sport, badminton, is still …

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“Smuggling” – the tobacco industry’s all-purpose argument to oppose tax increase and tobacco control 

12 September 2022 It is tax season in several ASEAN countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, and governments are deciding their 2023 budget. The tobacco control community has proposed tax increase on tobacco as a win-win policy to reduce consumption and improve public health, and increase government revenue. But the tobacco industry continues to oppose …

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Vaping advocates leading policy makers astray with ‘95% safer’ factoid

29 August 2022 Vaping groups and harm reduction advocates have stepped-up their pressure on governments to legalise e-cigarettes and other so called safer tobacco products. In their press statements, webinars, social media posts and letters to governments, they claim among the rationale to embrace these products is because they are 95% safer than cigarettes. Recently, …

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Facts & Figures

Tobacco Industry Market Share Tobacco companies will do everything possible to protect and grow their business. While transnational tobacco companies compete among themselves and with local companies for larger market share, they also unite through national manufacturers association to fight tobacco control collectively. Click on each country for information on main tobacco companies operating in …

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Hold TI accountable & liable for destroying the environment

13 June 2022 By Irene Reyes In the May edition of the Tobacco Reporter, one of its editors, George Gay, in an article on tobacco and ENDS products, arguing shared responsibility among regulators, manufacturers, and consumers in minimizing the environmental impact of these products. The author pointed out the lack of response from the industry to deal …

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Why PMI will continue selling cigarettes: “We are not going to necessarily hand market share to our competitors free of charge”

30 May 2022 Philip Morris International (PMI) at its recent annual shareholders meeting recorded a net revenue of  $31.4 billion in 2021. While steering the attention of its shareholders to its non-combustible business, cigarettes remain its core business as PMI shipped about 625 billion sticks which make up more than 70% of its revenue, amounting to US$22 billion. …

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Imperial Tobacco counts its profits, will continue to sell more cigarettes

7 February 2022 On February 2, UK-based tobacco company, Imperial Brands, held its 2022 annual general meeting celebrating its successes, outlining its plans for the next five years and assuring its shareholders of continued profits. Imperial reported an annual operating cash flows of more than £3bn (US$4bn) a year and over the next five years …

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