GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization advised governments on Thursday to reject a plan by tobacco firm Philip Morris International to set up a Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.
“The tobacco industry and its front groups have misled the public about the dangers related to other tobacco products,” the U.N. health agency said in a statement.
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“Such misleading conduct continues today with companies, including PMI, advertising tobacco products in ways that misleadingly imply that some tobacco products are less harmful than others,” it said.
Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Toby Chopra
“WHO will not partner with the Foundation. Governments should not partner with the Foundation and the public health community must follow this lead.”