Business Wire

Philip Morris International Announces Support for the Establishment of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Jaa

September 13, 2017--Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) today announces its support for the establishment of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.

The Foundation will fund research and encourage innovative measures to reduce the harm caused by smoking. It will evaluate the impact that smoke-free alternatives can have on smokers and public health, assess the effect of reduced cigarette consumption on the industry value chain, and measure overall progress towards a smoke-free world.

André Calantzopoulos, Chief Executive Officer of PMI, said, “There is a unique opportunity today to significantly change the health trajectories of the millions of men and women who continue to smoke by offering them a better choice. The Foundation is a welcome driver of change, at a time when a smoke-free future is clearly on the horizon. We will welcome its recommendations to accelerate smoker adoption of less harmful alternatives.”

PMI currently expects to support the Foundation by contributing approximately USD 80 million per year, depending on the Foundation's requirements and operations, over the next 12 years, beginning in 2018. This sustained support reflects PMI’s commitment to making a smoke-free world a reality.

The Foundation is an independent body, governed by its Board of Directors.

For information on the Foundation, see www.smoke-freeworld.org.

Philip Morris International Inc.

PMI is a leading international tobacco company, with six of the world's top 15 international brands and products sold in more than 180 markets. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, including Marlboro, the number one global cigarette brand, and other tobacco products, PMI is engaged in the development and commercialization of Reduced-Risk Products (“RRPs”). RRPs is the term PMI uses 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 continued smoking. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities, and industry-leading scientific substantiation, PMI aims to provide an RRP portfolio that meets a broad spectrum of adult smoker preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. For more information, see www.pmi.com and www.pmiscience.com.

Contact information

Media enquiries
Philip Morris International Media Office
T: +41 (0)58 242 4500
E: media@pmi.com

Tietoja julkaisijasta

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Tilaa tiedotteet sähköpostiisi

Haluatko tietää asioista jo ennen kuin ne uutisoidaan? Kun tilaat tiedotteemme tältä julkaisijalta, saat ne sähköpostiisi yhtä aikaa suomalaisen median kanssa. Tilauksen voit halutessasi perua milloin tahansa.

Lue lisää julkaisijalta Business Wire

düber Technologies Inc. Secures Funding for 15 Distribution Centers with $50 Million Agreement with Vacone Real Estate26.9.2017 23:59Tiedote

düber Technologies Inc., a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider serving the cannabis industry, today announced it has signed a $50 million funding agreement with Vacone Real Estate for the acquisition, fit out and master lease for 15 cannabis distribution centers in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. The deal will allow düber to expand operations to include 400,000 square feet of distribution space that will form the basis of the düber unified distribution technology platform. “At düber, we see an unmet market opportunity for cannabis producers, processors and retailers in key parts of the country,” said Glenn Ballman, founder of düber. “This expansion will allow us to serve our distribution and courier partners while continuing to expand our integrated, omnichannel, real-time platform to partners and consumers in key markets in the cannabis industry

Piraeus Bank Comments on Bank of Greece Audit26.9.2017 19:20Tiedote

In response to a query by the Hellenic Capital Markets Committee, Piraeus Bank notifies the investment community that, on 19 September 2017 and following our prior announcement regarding the same matter, we received a draft report for an audit conducted by the Bank of Greece in the course of an Annual Audit Plan. The audit commenced in February 2017, was concluded in July 2017, and focused on a review of the Bank’s procedures for the implementation of the regulatory framework, as well as risk management procedures and special credit issues. Piraeus Bank cooperated fully and constructively with the Bank of Greece during the audit process. Piraeus Bank will respond to the Bank of Greece within a specific timeline and the final report from the Bank of Greece is expected to follow. Piraeus Bank considers that the historic issues covered by the Bank o

Oxera Releases New Analysis on Europe’s Aviation Market, Revealing Increased Competition between Airports26.9.2017 19:13Tiedote

Oxera Consulting LLP has revisited the subject of airport competition in Europe, conducting research and analysis on the implications of recent market trends on the dynamics between airports and airlines in Europe. Oxera found that the European aviation market grew by 25% between 2010 and 2016, with key trends including the continuing rapid expansion of LCCs (low-cost carriers) and non-traditional hubs in the Middle East and Istanbul. These developments have contributed to an intensification of the rivalry between airports, across all channels through which they compete. With many of these trends now being long established, the competitive pressures on airports, of all sizes, across Europe are highly likely to endure and continue to develop, implying that regulators and government stakeholders will need to address this ‘new normal’. Andrew Meaney, Partner and H

RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG Diligently Presses Ahead with Digitalization26.9.2017 18:29Tiedote

RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG is forging ahead with the implementation of its digitalization strategy and is launching a new collaboration with Austrian enterprise search and big data provider Mindbreeze, a subsidiary of the publicly listed Fabasoft AG. The clinic group will use Mindbreeze’s AI-based (artificial intelligence) search engine technology. With this application ─ in the form of a medical cockpit ─ that has been further developed in close cooperation with RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG, the entire medical staff can orient themselves more quickly and their workload is immediately alleviated. “This new approach to medical information will help us to structure the increasing amount of data and then make the information analyzable and evaluable. This is another aspect in which digitalization presents a tangible, concrete benefit,” says Stephan Holzinger, CEO of the group. The medical cockpit is initially being

Before the winter season, Mytyres.co.uk presents: Europe’s most popular summer tyres in 201726.9.2017 18:14Tiedote

In 2017, Europe’s most popular summer tyres were the Continental PremiumContact 6, the Uniroyal Rainsport 3, and the Dunlop SportMaxx RT2. This is the result of a survey conducted by Mytyres.co.uk, the end-user online shop for tyres, car spare parts and accessories from Europe's largest Internet tyre wholesaler Delticom. The survey was conducted throughout July and August in twelve European countries. Nearly 2,600 visitors to the online store cast their votes before the end of the summer tyre season. They were able to choose from five models by leading brands. “Interestingly, the results show that throughout Europe, high-quality premium brand models are the most popular”, comments Thierry Delesalle from Mytyres.co.uk. “These brands rightly enjoy a good reputation, but these days attractive alternatives are also available in the low-cost quality tyre segment. This also applies to

Quadient Launches Alliances and ISV/Technology Partner Tracks of Partner Advantage Program26.9.2017 17:30Tiedote

www.quadient.com : Quadient, formerly GMC Software, the award-winning leader in Customer Communications Management (CCM), announced today the launch of the Alliances Partner and ISV/Technology Partner tracks of its Partner Advantage Program intended to engage, empower and enable all types of Quadient partners. The two tracks complete the four-track program, which began with the announcement in April 2017 of the Delivery Partner track, designed to provide seamless implementation services for Quadient’s customer base. It was followed by the launch of the Business Partner track in May 2017, which offers technology service providers access to new revenue opportunities. Companies approved to become certified Alliances Partners are system integrators/consultants that deliver services, implement and support the Quadient solutions they recommend to their customers. ISV/Technolo

Uutishuoneessa voit lukea tiedotteitamme ja muuta julkaisemaamme materiaalia. Löydät sieltä niin yhteyshenkilöidemme tiedot kuin vapaasti julkaistavissa olevia kuvia ja videoita. Uutishuoneessa voit nähdä myös sosiaalisen median sisältöjä. Kaikki STT Infossa julkaistu materiaali on vapaasti median käytettävissä.

Tutustu uutishuoneeseemme