• ISBN: 0945257953
  • ISBN13: 978-0945257950
  • Copyright 1998
  • 126 pp.
  • Price: $9.95

Global Aggression

INFACT (Corporate Accountabilty International)


An expose of the role of the US-based tobacco corporations Philip Morris and RJR Nabisco in aggressively promoting tobacco internationally, contributing to the deaths of 3.5 million people worldwide per year. Filled with examples of manipulation of public policy and big Tobacco's disregard for advertising restrictions in other countries, Global Aggression builds a case for a combination of consumer pressure and world standards to stop the spread of tobacco-related diseases and hold tobacco transnationals accountable. From INFACT's 1998 Annual Report (now Corporate Accountability International)

What People are Saying...

A compelling expose of how the giant tobacco companies operate globally.

Dr. Judith Mackay, Director, Asian Consultancy on Tobacco Control, Hong Kong

INFACT's succinct and critical analysis provides compelling evidence of how the two major US tobacco transnational corporations are actively involved in buying the influence in developing countries, and expanding marketing and sales in those countries, and expanding marketing and sales in those countries..... It is not confined to analyses of countries, but rather moves in a transnational analysis based on the activities of global corporations... indicates clearly how important it is to understand the vector of tobacco deaths and disease, namely the tobacco industry, and how successful attempts at control can no longer stop at national borders. It is to be hoped that the analysis will form a basis for advocacy and action in the future.

Derek Yach, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva

INFACT's report on the international marketing practices of US tobacco transnational corporations is a significant contribution to the public policy debate regarding tobacco. The INFACT report provides vivid examples of advertising by US companies that circumvent and at times blatantly violate foreign tobacco control laws and the industry's own voluntary Cigarette Advertising Promotion Code. This report clearly shows that tobacco advertising that appeals to children should be eliminated - regardless of where it takes place.

U.S. Congress Representative Henry A. Waxman