GYAT Network

June 30, 2010

Stop Philip Morris International's Use of Popular Argentinean Bands to Target Youth!

Philip Morris International’s Argentina subsidiary, Massalin Particulares, is promoting Philip Morris cigarettes to young people via a nationwide “Iron Friends” concert series during June and July 2010. The promotional campaign involves extensive advertising online and in stores; prizes attractive to young people, e.g. an autographed guitar, iPods, and meetings with the bands; and free cigarette pack distribution at concerts. Argentinean youth are calling on the participating bands, which are very popular with young people in Argentina, to show they care about their fans by going “tobacco industry-free.” Click here for more information

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