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After Philip Morris, Govt threatens ITC with action over alleged violations

The health ministry also sent a letter to ITC Ltd

Aditya Kalra & Abhirup Roy | Reuters  |  New Delhi | Mumbai 

The Indian government has threatened Philip Morris International Inc with "punitive action" over the tobacco giant's alleged violation of the country's anti-smoking laws, according to a letter sent to the company by the federal health ministry. The letter was prompted by a Reuters investigation last month that revealed how Philip Morris was deploying marketing tactics in India, some targeting young people, that officials said were illegal. The letter cites the Reuters story in the opening paragraph, listing Philip Morris' marketing methods as outlined in ...

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First Published: Fri, August 18 2017. 23:45 IST