Philip Morris International: Why World No Tobacco Day Should Be World No Smoking Day

Must Read

List of Guaranty Trust Bank Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number that usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is...

15 Wool Braid Hairstyles You Should Try

Wool braid hairstyles have been popular for years and show no signs of slowing down. Wool braids allow you...

List of Access Bank Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number which usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is...
Philip Morris International: Why World No Tobacco Day Should Be World No Smoking DayPhilip Morris International: Why World No Tobacco Day Should Be World No Smoking Day

People who smoke and those who care about them deserve to learn about smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes…

Philip Morris International (PMI) will mark World No Tobacco Day with a call to recognize this day as “World No Smoking Day.” PMI is publishing informational advertisements highlighting that people who smoke deserve the opportunity to learn about smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes.

“People who smoke deserve a sensible plan that takes full account of better alternatives to cigarettes. For our part, we’re determined to deliver a smoke-free future through innovations that stand up to scientific scrutiny and that meet consumer needs.”

Tweet this

It is clear that despite the well-known health risks associated with smoking, many people continue to smoke. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that there will be more than 1 billion people who smoke in 2025, about the same number as today. Their best choice would be to quit—but many don’t. It makes sense that these men and women should have access to and information about less-harmful alternatives to cigarettes. Why would anyone deny them this opportunity? PMI is calling for an additional, bold approach to public health.

Read also: https://brandspurng.com/world-no-tobacco-day-who-urges-countries-to-raise-taxes/

- Advertisement -

“For people who will otherwise continue to smoke, WHO is in the perfect position to drive switching from cigarettes to sensible alternatives. A policy that informs people about those alternatives—in essence, a World No Smoking Day—would reduce smoking prevalence to a far greater extent and at a much faster rate than the existing suite of tobacco-control measures alone,” said André Calantzopoulos, PMI’s Chief Executive Officer. “People who smoke deserve a sensible plan that takes full account of better alternatives to cigarettes. For our part, we’re determined to deliver a smoke-free future through innovations that stand up to scientific scrutiny and that meet consumer needs.”

Read Also:  Nigeria’s Manufacturing Index Expands in May

PMI has already committed $4.5bn in supporting a team of 400 world-class scientists, engineers and technicians who have spent years creating and testing a range of smoke-free products that offer a much better choice for the millions of smokers who don’t quit. More than 5 million smokers worldwide have already completely abandoned cigarette smoking and switched to IQOS, PMI’s heated tobacco product, with 10,000 smokers switching every single day. And PMI is not the only company pursuing innovation as important to the world’s 1 billion smokers worldwide—the tobacco industry generally is beginning to move in this direction, to the benefit of men and women who smoke.

“Our short-term ambition is that one out of three of our consumers, 40 million men and women who smoke, will have switched to better alternatives by 2025. Ultimately, we want to be in a position to stop selling cigarettes entirely. However, we need the support of governments and the public health community to make this happen in as short a time as possible. I believe that instead of just designating one day as World No Tobacco Day, we should promote every day as World No Smoking Day,” said Calantzopoulos.

Read Also:  Porsche on track with 7% increase in sales revenue

PMI is proposing that governments and authorities investigate thoroughly how scientifically substantiated smoke-free products can be used as a complementary public health strategy alongside smoking prevention and cessation. With appropriate government control and oversight, these products can have a meaningful and positive impact on public health.

- Advertisement -

 

Business Wire

- Advertisement -
Philip Morris International: Why World No Tobacco Day Should Be World No Smoking DayPhilip Morris International: Why World No Tobacco Day Should Be World No Smoking Day

Subscribe to BrandSpur Ng

Subscribe for latest updates. Signup to best of brands and business news, informed analysis and opinions among others that can propel you, your business or brand to greater heights.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Philip Morris International: Why World No Tobacco Day Should Be World No Smoking DayPhilip Morris International: Why World No Tobacco Day Should Be World No Smoking Day

Latest News

MPC Maintains Accommodative Stance…Cuts MPR to 12.50%

In a shocking turn of events, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) cut its key policy rate MPR by 100bps...

History Of Coca-Cola Advertising Slogans

Red, White & You (1986) Throughout the years, the slogans used in advertising for Coca-Cola have reflected not only the brand but the times. Slogans...

Dangote Cement Plc – Resilient Q1 2020 results amid early impacts of COVID-19

Dangote Cement Plc grew revenue YoY by 4% in its Q1 2020 result. Gross profit rose YoY by 3% on account of faster growth...

Q1’2020 GDP Growth Slows – Underlying economic weaknesses reflect in GDP performance

The Nigerian economy grew by 1.87% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis in Q1’20. The GDP performance represented a 23 basis points decline from the...

These Are The 6 Major Areas Of Consumption Affected By COVID-19

As many markets across the globe begin to ease living restrictions and many consumers start to take tentative steps outside their homes, the world...
- Advertisement -
BrandsPur Weekly Cartoons
- Advertisement -Philip Morris International: Why World No Tobacco Day Should Be World No Smoking DayPhilip Morris International: Why World No Tobacco Day Should Be World No Smoking Day