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Tobacco Lobbying with Ricardo Menendez March: 30th of August, 2019

Tobacco Lobbying with Ricardo Menendez March: 30th of August, 2019

Tobacco Lobbying with Ricardo Menendez March: 30th of August, 2019 Tobacco Lobbying with Ricardo Menendez March: 30th of August, 2019, 8.4 MB
Friday, August 30, 2019

Auckland Action Against Poverty has raised red flags after lobbying efforts from several tobacco companies in New Zealand. 

In an email addressed to Auckland Action Against Poverty tobacco giant, Philip Morris, reached out for a meeting saying “Philip Morris strongly supports the Government’s focus on encouraging people to switch to less harmful products and is working towards exiting the cigarette market in NZ.  In particular, Philip Morris is working to address the high rates of women smokers.” 

Auckland Action Against Poverty is now urging the government to regulate the lobbying efforts of the tobacco industry. Co-Ordinator of AAAP, Ricardo Menendez March joins Laura Kvigstad to discuss the lobbying efforts he’s seen occur by the tobacco industry. 

We have reached out to Philip Morris for comment and will be retouching on this issue next week.