Globally, Tobacco Products Kill Every 6 Seconds...
Philip Morris International: It's Time to Stop the Killing!

Youth Countering the Tobacco Industry's Global Expansion...Inside the Belly of the Beast

Philip Morris International's Shareholder Meeting (NYC) - May 12, 2010


  Globally, tobacco products kill someone every 6 seconds. As the world's largest multinational tobacco corporation, Philip Morris International (PMI) bears responsibility for a sizable portion of these deaths - and those to come. While PMI boasts about its successful global expansion into emerging markets, the truth is that the more it sells, the more it kills. By aggressively targeting young people and legally challenging public health policies around the world, PMI is exacerbating a global tobacco pandemic that is already killing 5.4 million people annually, or over 14,700 daily, and rapidly shifting to the developing world -- more than 80% of the world's smokers now live in low- and middle-income countries.

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Participating Groups: Action Against Tobacco (NY), Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Essential Action, Global Youth Action on Tobacco Network, REAL - Hawaii Youth Exposing the Tobacco Industry

Special thanks to: Aliança de Controle do Tabagismo (Brazil), BASTA! (Argentina), Corporate Accountability International, FACT - Fighting Against Corporate Tobacco (WI), Global Kids, No Limits (NE), Y.E.S. Team (AR), and many others!

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