Daily Archives: February 12, 2010

Defragmenting Healthcare: Science, Medicine and Smoking

The lag between what we know about helping smokers and what we do to help them opens a window into the gaping hole between cigarettescientific knowledge and clinical practice.

Cigarette tax bold solution for South Carolina woes

A great deal of debate ensued this past week when I announced a proposal to raise South Carolina’s lowest-in-the-nation cigarette tax to the national average, with the proceeds split between health care and education. I remain convinced that this is the right course of action for our state.

Philip Morris International Inc. Reports 2009 Results

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is the leading international tobacco company, with seven of the world’s top 15 brands, includingPhilip Morris International Marlboro, the number one cigarette brand worldwide. PMI has approximately 77,300 employees and its products are sold in approximately 160 countries. In 2009, the company held an estimated 15.4% share of the total international cigarette market outside of the U.S., or 26.0% excluding the People’s Republic of China and the U.S.

A revealing look at tobacco industry

More than a decade after the tobacco settlement, the tobacco industry continues to target the health of Minnesotans. Despite regulations and efforts to educate people about the health risks of tobacco use, tobacco companies continue to thrive: