FDI norms violation: Philip Morris says Indian partner charges machinery costs; calls it 'business expense'
Philip Morris has for years paid manufacturing costs to Godfrey Phillips, despite a nine-year-old government ban on foreign direct investment in the industry
Cigarette maker Godfrey Phillips India on Monday said it is in complete compliance with the country's FDI norms and rejected allegations of violations regarding its arrangements for manufacturing Marlboro cigarettes
Philip Morris, though, stayed in India and used another route, according to company documents dated between May 2009 and January 2018.
Over 100 health organisations urge WHO to reject Philip Morris International-led body's appeal to collaborate on tobacco control
Public health experts from over 100 organisations said giving any consideration to an organisation that is entirely funded by the tobacco industry would fundamentally undermine the significant health and policy gains made to date
Health ministry calls for halting sales, import of electronic cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco devices
Ministry said such devices were a “great health risk” and it was possible that children and non-smokers using such products could switch to cigarettes once they get addicted to nicotine