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[Australia] SEE IT: HBO’s John Oliver rips tobacco companies for plain packaging litigation

The host of ‘Last Week Tonight’ led an 18-minute segment to expose tobacco companies' use of litigation and bullying tactics to stop countries from removing their brands on tobacco products. Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco said t
New York Daily News
added Feb 17, 2015 17:32
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[Australia] Philip Morris Does Horrible Job Of Defending Itself After John Oliver Mocking

doesn’t need to blame comedians when it makes statements like this: “We support and comply with thousands of regulations worldwide — including advertising restrictions”...has already been seen watched nearly 2 million times since yesterday morning:
The Consumerist (blog)
added Feb 17, 2015 16:28
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[Australia] Tobacco company that relies on skewing facts decries John Oliver for skewing facts

Oliver’s words could prove toxic to the people—the people who work at Philip Morris. ... The statement concludes by offering up “a balanced view” by directing readers to the Philip Morris website, which is nearly as funny as anything in Oliver’s original
The Onion
added Feb 17, 2015 16:24
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[Australia, Uruguay] TAKING COMEDIC LICENSE WITH A SELECTION OF THE FACTS

For a balanced view and facts on the many topics raised by the program, including PMI’s marketing practices and approach to regulation, please take the time to read the following information: Find out about our “Be Marlboro” campaign, which is aimed at
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Feb 24, 2015 12:56
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[Australia] John Oliver targets cigarettes on 'Last Week Tonight'; Philip Morris reacts

[PMI] saw the bit and referred the Los Angeles Times to: "The segment includes many mischaracterizations of our company, including our approach to marketing and regulation, which have been embellished in the spirit of comedic license. While we recogniz
Los Angeles Times
added Feb 17, 2015 16:50
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[Indonesia] John Oliver Lights Up Philip Morris

Oliver might have been playing with fire when he took on a mega-corporation like Philip Morris International, but by doing so, he also might have helped save scores of lives around the world.
The Public Slate
added Feb 17, 2015 16:45
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[Australia] @TheRyanParker: I asked Philip Morris International for comment on the @LastWeekTonight segment. Here's what they sent me. #JeffWeCan

Twitter
added Feb 17, 2015 16:39
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John Oliver explains how Philip Morris and BAT are using trade agreements to bully nations

This is a must-see video, since it takes arcane details of international trade and translates it into English. Watch it on YouTube here. For a more academic discussion of how the pending Trans Pacific Partnership will help Big Tobacco and other corpor
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Feb 16, 2015 15:59
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[Australia, Indonesia, Togo, Uruguay] VIDEO: Watch John Oliver Tear Big Tobacco Apart For Intimidating Small, Defenseless Countries Into Dropping Cigarette Regulations — VIDEO

And anyone can tweet about Jeff the Diseased Lung in a Cowboy Hat using the hashtag #JeffWeCan to get him trending worldwide and entice PMI further. Post him on Google Plus, tag him “Marlboro” and he might even rise to the top of Google’s image search fo
bustle
added Feb 16, 2015 14:09
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[Australia, Togo, Uruguay] John Oliver wants "Jeff the Diseased Lung" to become the face of tobacco companies

"Jeff the Diseased Lung" trend on Twitter to make it the face of major tobacco products like Marlboro. Oliver's idea is to get this character so widely retweeted and shared that it will rise to the top of Google Image searches for Marlboro.
Vox Media
added Feb 16, 2015 13:58
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