New report: The Business of Addiction


A new investigation published by the Mexican NGO PODER has analysed the supply chain behind Philip Morris International’s flagship heated tobacco product (HTP), IQOS 

The report El negocio de la adicción (“The Business of Addiction”) highlights how IQOS and other newer nicotine products depend on the extraction of metals and minerals which are linked to a wide range of social and environmental problems, including pollution, water scarcity and human rights violations. 

The authors also report how PMI has managed to get IQOS to market in Mexico – despite a ban on the sale of HTPs and electronic cigarettes which was introduced in 2022. 

Read the report:  El negocio de la adicción (in Spanish).  

For more information please see the PODER website. 

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