October 7, 2009
LAUSANNE, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2009--
Philip Morris International (PMI) (NYSE:PM)(Paris:PM) announces the
launch of www.productdisplayban.com.
The website has been created to provide facts about the implications of
a total ban on the display of tobacco products in retail stores.
“A number of countries are investigating a ban on display of tobacco
products in retail stores. There is limited information in the public
domain that describes experiences from countries that have banned
display and so we felt that it would be useful to create a website that
provides information on the effectiveness of the ban, as well as to
describe its impact on adult smokers, retailers, tobacco manufacturers
and enforcement agencies,” said Morgan Rees, Director of Regulatory
Communications for PMI.
Philip Morris supports effective regulation but opposes a total ban on
the display of tobacco products in stores.
About Philip Morris International
Philip Morris International (PMI) (NYSE:PM)(Paris:PM) is the leading
international tobacco company, with seven of the world’s top 15 brands
including Marlboro, the number one cigarette brand worldwide. PMI
has more than 75,000 employees and its products are sold in
approximately 160 countries. In 2008, the Company held an estimated
15.6% share of the total international cigarette market outside of the
United States. For more information, see www.pmintl.com.
Source: Philip Morris International
Source: Philip Morris
Philip Morris International
Media Office, Morgan Rees
number: +41 (0)58 242 4500
find out more please visit www.productdisplayban.com
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