PMI’s key milestones

31 Jul 2019 · 3 min read
Philip Morris International’s history stretches back to the 19th-century, but now—as a science and technology company delivering innovative products—it’s accelerating toward a smoke-free future. Discover more in this timeline of key events.
PMI scientists cube Neuchatel

In 1847, Mr. Philip Morris opened a shop on London’s Bond Street. Today, we are a leading international tobacco company and now we’ve made a dramatic decision.

We’re building our future on smoke-free products that are a much better choice for adult smokers than continued smoking.

Through it all, we will rely on our strength in building great brands, in innovating and inventing, and in surpassing consumer expectations.

Our key milestones

1847

1881

1894

1908

1919

1950s

1954

1957

1972

1987

1995

2000

2001

2003

2005

2009

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

* Reduced Risk Products (“RRPs”) is the term we use to refer to products that present, are likely to present, or have the potential to present less risk of harm to smokers who switch to these products versus continuing smoking.  PMI has a range of RRPs in various stages of development, scientific assessment and commercialization. Our RRPs are smoke-free products that produce an aerosol that contains far lower quantities of harmful and potentially harmful constituents than found in cigarette smoke.