tobacco

Jun 29, 2020

WHO concerned by Big Tobacco-funded 'aggressive PR effort' during pandemic

The World Health Organization has warned that a “front group” for the tobacco industry and its PR agencies are taking advantage of the coronavirus to fund research on tobacco users.

May 17, 2020

'Big Tobacco' using COVID-19 messaging and influencers to market products

An analysis of social media and influencer posts found evidence of tobacco companies using #StayAtHome hashtags, creative and giveaways – including branded masks – to market e-cigarettes, vapes and heated tobacco products.

Jun 22, 2019

Cannes Lions slammed for placing Philip Morris on Good Track

Company has its own space and programme of events at festival.

Jun 18, 2019

Why PMI is doubling down on wooing Cannes

From Wyclef Jean to Cindy Gallop to its massive beach house, the tobacco company really, really wants to tap the creative community to help it give the cigarette alternatives story consumer traction.

Mar 21, 2019

WHO shines spotlight on F1 and calls for enforcement of tobacco marketing bans

Comments follow series of high-profile F1 sponsorship deals recently.

Sep 11, 2018

'I didn't expect this to be easy': Marian Salzman on joining Philip Morris

Salzman believes leaving Havas to be global head of comms for a tobacco company was the "chance of a lifetime". She might even convince you.