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Cigarette packs contain warnings about the health hazards of smoking. And with so few public places where people are allowed to smoke, one has to wonder—why do people still smoke?


Treading softly and ever so cautiously is the hallmark of our policy on tobacco, the livelihood for millions of farmers and their families. The industry, among the country’s largest taxpayers, has been identified as a major contributor to heart disease and stroke, adding pressure to a bleeding national health insurance program.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Indonesia: Southeast Asia tobacco control alliance praises Indonesia’s ad ban

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) has applauded Indonesia for its move to block online cigarette advertising, as an attempt to protect young people from being exposed to tobacco, and urged other countries to follow suit.

HEALTH JUSTICE PHILIPPINES: Sin Tax Hike Guarantees Funds for Universal Health Care, Benefits for Tobacco Growers

46-year old tobacco farmer Clarito Raganit looks forward to the passage of the new tobacco tax hike that will ensure additional funding for universal health care for all Filipinos and provide support to tobacco growers like him.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Indonesia cracks down on online tobacco ads

A man smokes cigarette as he attends morning prayers to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta on June 5, 2019.

PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL: PMI Launches Online Hub Offering Inspiration to ‘Unsmokers’

Philip Morris International (PMI) today launches, a new online hub for those that want to unsmoke themselves or their loved ones, their communities, or the world.

Vaping giant accused of lobbying against interests of small business owners

Vaping businesses in Louisiana are accusing JUUL of working against the interests of the small store owners by supporting a bill to up the minimum age to buy the products.

PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL: New Report Exposes Continued Impact of Illicit Tobacco Trade in the European Union

To achieve a world without cigarettes, PMI supports ongoing efforts to secure a world without illicit trade

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippines: Butt out your cigarette and never light it again

Once smokers understand why they need to quit, they can discover how to let go of cigarettes. There are countless ways for smokers to beat the nicotine addiction.

PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL: CORRECTING and REPLACING US FDA Action Enables Millions of American Smokers to Give Up Cigarettes

Philip Morris International and Altria Will Make Better Choices Available Through Socially Responsible Practices

Senate move to increase vaping minimum age poses 'unknown risks'

Proposals to increase the federal minimum age for the purchase of vaping products, spearheaded by Sen. Mitch McConnell, may have unintended consequences, according to those opposing the plan.

Vaping is NOT Tobacco Campaign: A Pan-European Push for Smarter Vaping Rules

European vaping advocates launched the Vaping is NOT Tobacco campaign to lobby for smarter, evidence-based regulation of vaping products that takes account of public health differences between vaping and smoking.

Altria supports raising age of purchase for tobacco products to 21

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wants to raise the age of purchase of all tobacco products from 18 to 21.

CANADIAN VAPING ASSOCIATION: Issues statement on Health Canada action

The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) shares our support of Health Canada’s action which shut down Vype’s Tunnel promotion on April 21st, at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario.

PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL: Age Matters: PMI Calls All Tobacco and E-Cigarette Companies To Do Their Part to Guard Against Youth Nicotine Use

PMI’s vision of a smoke-free future is supported by its long-established policy to ensure its only goal is to switch adult smokers

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