André Calantzopoulos Asks Attendees to Unsmoke the World
“We need to cut through the fog of misinformation; not all tobacco companies are the same. No other company in our industry has stated such bold claims: To wholly change their business model and unsmoke the world,” said Calantzopoulos at the event. Further, he called on attendees to consider the possibilities of working in greater collaboration with governments, NGOs and others, adding: “Smokers will quit cigarettes in favor of better options much more quickly if regulatory bodies and healthcare stakeholders support a pragmatic and realistic harm reduction vision. At the very least, we should make sure existing smokers have access to, and accurate information about, better alternatives to cigarettes.”
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Calling the FDA’s decision a “major milestone,” Calantzopoulos explained that PMI is determined to continue its transformative vision to positively change public health and unsmoke the world.
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