• Friday, December 09, 2022

ASIA

India’s Delhi government tells Philip Morris to remove all ads

Philip Morris has been paying a monthly fee to some tobacco vendors to display the company’s colourful advertisements.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The state government in India‘s capital told Philip Morris International Inc and other tobacco companies on Saturday (22) to remove all advertisements from tobacco shops in the city, warning them of legal action if they do not comply. The order, sent by Delhi state’s chief tobacco control officer S. K. Arora, comes days after Reuters reported that Philip Morris was promoting Marlboro cigarettes, the world’s best-selling brand, by advertising them at tobacco shops and distributing free cigarette samples. Government officials say such tactics flout the law. The strategy was laid out in hundreds of pages of internal Philip Morris documents that…

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