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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A weak defence for global tobacco

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... about it a strong whiff of desperation. The warning was made by Philip Morris, owner of Marlboro, which along with other companies has lost a court challenge in Canberra against the world's ... into the sunset, starting in Australia. Philip Morris says it will seek compensation under the terms of Australia's bilateral investment protection treaty with Hong Kong. In reports ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Marlboro recruits smokers to its battle against plain packaging

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... to visit a campaigning website, Know-more.co.uk which describes itself as "the community for Britain's smokers". Philip Morris is running three different inserts highlighting tough ... founder, chairman and CEO is B.R. McConnon, a former employee at Citizens for a Sound Economy, linked to the conservative tea-party movement. The Philip Morris campaign, which will run for the best ...

  3. Pictorial warnings?

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... British American Tobacco opposes a plan to put vivid pictorial health warnings on cigarette packets in Hong Kong. Philip Morris accepts the idea of stronger messages, but says they should not dominate the packet. What do you think? Write to us. ...

  4. Tobacco giant stubs out row on sponsorship

    Posted Jul 25th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Tobacco giant Philip Morris has hit back after being dumped as sponsor of a conference on corporate social responsibility to be held in Hong Kong. The cigarette company said it did not initially want to sponsor Ethical Corporation Asia 2004, but was told it was a prerequisite for participation in the event. Then Philip Morris was asked to withdraw as a gold sponsor ...

  5. How marketing departments spread the image of Camel and Marlboro

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... advertising bans. RJR Nabisco first came out with Camel boots, watches, expeditions and Camel Trophy products. Philip Morris founded Marlboro Leisure Wear- later Marlboro Classics- in 1974. 'The ... on marketing techniques used by tobacco companies. The report pointed to a 1993 Philip Morris document that said the profile of buyers of non-tobacco products must be close to the profile ...

  6. Tobacco giant ready to drop Lights

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Marlboro maker Philip Morris may be out to gain trust of anti-smoking lobby, critic says Tobacco giant Philip Morris says it is ready to give up the use of its popular Marlboro ... statement as spin. He questioned Philip Morris' motive, and said its statement contradicted its expected appeal in the US against a district court order banning it from using exactly the same ...

  7. License outlets, cigarette firm urges

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... to young people. A consultancy study commissioned by Philip Morris Asia estimated the move would cost the administration $4 million a year involving the recruitment of two more tobacco control ... to switch public attention from major anti-smoking measures such as pictorial warnings on tobacco packages to something trivial,' Dr Leung said. Philip Morris said a two-month study on access ...

  8. Silence over university's tobacco cash

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma HKUST has taken $1m from Philip Morris but failed to address concerns over its acceptance of the research funds Hong Kong's university heads have declined opportunities ... of Science and Technology took from Philip Morris over the past three years is a small part of the US$50 million the cigarette giant pumps into universities around the world each year. Anti-smoking ...

  9. Industry hits back

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Requiring better ventilation systems and imposing more stringent air quality standards could be more feasible than a total smoking ban, the tobacco industry says. Philip Ho Wing-hong, corporate and regulatory affairs manager of British American Tobacco Hong Kong, said the tobacco industry was willing to introduce overseas ventilation technology to the city. 'At some places ...

  10. Rivals smoked out by beijing lobbying

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill The biggest loser in the new tobacco order in China is British American Tobacco (BAT), Philip Morris' biggest rival and the market leader on the mainland before ... and 2004, BAT said it would set up large joint venture plants in China but the State Tobacco Monopoly Bureau torpedoed the projects. CNTC's deal with Philip Morris closes the door on BAT. Sha ...




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