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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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China regulates e-cigarettes but different standards for tobacco products overseas

13 December 2021, China, the world’s largest manufacturer of vapor products, will regulate e-cigarettes under the jurisdiction of the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration.  The government announced they have issued draft rules and will require all e-cigarette wholesalers and retailers to require a license to sell their products through an established unified national electronic cigarette transaction management …

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Regional vaping group bestows “Give the man a cigar” award to Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs

26 November 2021 Regional vaping group, CAPHRA, promotes smoking with “Give The Man A Cigar” Award given to Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary, who championed the tobacco industry during the recent ninth session of the WHO FCTC Conference of the Parties (COP9). While claiming “vaping has saved the lives of millions of ex-smokers,” Nancy Loucas, coordinator of CAPHRA, which champions …

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TI reaps double benefits from Indonesian children – New research

30 August 2021 Upstream, the tobacco industry reaps benefit from cheap tobacco leaves with children working in tobacco growing, harvesting and processing in unhealthy conditions, receiving very low wages if they are paid at all. Downstream, the tobacco industry reaps profits from tobacco advertising targeting children and sales to minors to grow their market. These …

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OCCRP Exposé: China Tobacco Goes Global

24 June 2021 Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has just released an exposé on China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC), a state-owned enterprise, its operations and expansion across the globe including how it is linked to illicit trade activities. CNTC is the world’s biggest tobacco company, supplying 43.6% of the global market for cigarettes which amounted …

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