August 12, 2014 -- Philip Morris Limited responds to the "Consultation on the Introduction of Regulations for Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products" in the UK. The consultation is designed to inform decision making by the Department of Health and Devolved Administrations on whether to introduce "standardised packaging".
Our response explains in detail why "standardised packaging" is unlawful, disproportionate, and at odds with the rule of law and the Government's own standards for sound, evidence-led policy making.
Read the full text of Philip Morris Limited submission on Plain Packaging.
October 5, 2012 -- Philip Morris (New Zealand) Limited supports evidence-based regulation of all tobacco products. In particular, we support measures that are effective in preventing young people from smoking. However, plain packaging is not based on sound evidence and will not reduce youth smoking.
Read the full text of Philip Morris (New Zealand) Limited submission on Plain Packaging. (PDF, 1.80 MB)
On 16 April 2012 the UK Department of Health launched a UK-wide public consultation on whether tobacco products should be sold in standardised packaging. Philip Morris Limited submitted its response to the consultation on 9 August 2012.
Read the full text of Philip Morris Limited’s submission and related annexes. (PDF, 11.6 MB)
On September 24, 2010 the European Health and Consumer Directorate-General (DG SANCO) launched a public consultation on the possible revision of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (Directive 2001/37/EC). PMI filed its input to the public consultation on December 15th.
Read the full text of PMI's submission and related annexes. (PDF, 5.9 MB)
In 2009 the European Health and Consumer Directorate-General (DG SANCO) commissioned the consultancy firm RAND Europe to assess the impact of revising the European Tobacco Products Directive (Directive 2001/37/EC). The report, issued by RAND Europe in September 2010, examines various options, which DG SANCO is considering in view of the up-coming revision of this Directive. In October 2010, PMI provided the company's views on the RAND report to DG SANCO.
Read PMI's comments on the RAND Report. (PDF, 3.85 MB)