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How Philip Morris quietly campaigned to block a global anti-smoking treaty

Philip Morris worked to subvert the treaty on multiple levels

Reuters  |  New delhi/Lausanne, Switzerland 

A group of cigarette company executives stood in the lobby of a drab convention centre near New Delhi last November. They were waiting for credentials to enter the World Health Organization's global tobacco treaty conference, one designed to kerb smoking and combat the influence of the cigarette industry. Treaty officials didn't want them there. But still, among those lined up hoping to get in were executives from Japan Tobacco International and British American Tobacco Plc. There was a big name missing from the group: Philip Morris International Inc. A Philip Morris ...

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 18:54 IST
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