General Article Tobacco company launches foundation to stub out smoking

Topic Selected: Smoking and Health

Philip Morris International say their Foundation for a Smoke-Free World aims to accelerate the end of smoking, but anti-tobacco campaigners are sceptical.

By Sarah Boseley, Health Editor

One of the world’s biggest tobacco companies has launched the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, claiming that it wants to see a future in which people will stop smoking its cigarettes.

Philip Morris International (PMI) says its future is in e-cigarettes and other smoke-free nicotine delivery systems, but anti-tobacco campaigners were highly sceptical, pointing out that it had not stopped marketing the cigarettes it agrees are harmful...

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