Tobacco industry sponsorship of the arts is unacceptable:
– Because it allows the tobacco industry to present itself to the public as a “good corporate citizen”.
– Because it allows the tobacco industry to pretend that it is socially responsible.
“Philip Morris USA agrees with the overwhelming medical and scientific consensus that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema and other serious diseases in smokers. Smokers are far more likely to develop such serious diseases than non-smokers.” – Philip Morris USA website, 2014
“We reserve …[the] right [to smoke] for the poor, the young, the black and the stupid.” – R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company executive, 1993
Currently, tobacco companies claim that their marketing is aimed at current adult smokers, however, research has shown that tobacco marketing continues to be aimed at young people…
“The evidence is sufficient to conclude that advertising and promotional activities by the tobacco companies cause the onset and continuation of smoking among adolescents and young adults.” – US Surgeon General’s Report, 2014
…and in many countries, it is the poor who smoke the most and who bear the most of the economic and disease burden of tobacco use.
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|Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)||22 min.||18 min.||52 min.||13 min.|
|Canada (Toronto)||21 min.||17 min.||10 min.||11 min.|
|Chile||38 min.||33 min.||19 min.||25 min.|
|China||62 min.||56 min.||103 min.||47 min.|
|Hungary||71 min.||54 min.||25 min.||42 min.|
|India||102 min.||77 min.||34 min.||79 min.|
|Kenya||158 min.||92 min.||64 min.||109 min.|
|Mexico||49 min.||40 min.||49 min.||25 min.|
|Poland||56 min||40 min.||21 min.||23 min.|
|United Kingdom||40 min.||40 min.||6 min.||8 min.|