What’s worse than a child smoking Philip Morris cigarettes?

Via on Jul 14, 2010

What’s worse than a child smoking Philip Morris cigarettes? A child making Philip Morris cigarettes.

“…forced labor is widespread on farms that supply a cigarette factory owned by Philip Morris International in Kazakhstan, in Central Asia.
While child labor should be condemned in any setting, the report said, employing children on tobacco farms is particularly hazardous because tobacco field laborers are exposed to high levels of nicotine while doing their jobs…”
“…laborers can absorb, in one day, the amount of nicotine equivalent to smoking 36 cigarettes.
“Children are especially vulnerable due to their small body size in relation to the dose of nicotine they absorb,” the report said…”

…for the rest, go to The New York Times.

This is why Capitalism, on its own, is not enough. As long as business is defined solely by its bottomline, instead of its triple bottomline, it will always seek out the easiest way to make the most money.

Conscience, morality, mercy, compassion: these are the qualities, that are supposed separate human from our animal friends.

~

Philip Morris List of Brands

Source: Philip Morris Annual Report 2000


Tobacco


Marlboro
Virginia Slims
Merit
Parliament
Benson &Hedges
L&M
Chesterfield
Lark
Cambridge
Basic

Selected International Brands*

Apollo Soyuz
Bond Street
Caro
Diana
f6
Kazakstan
Klubowe
Longbeach
Multifilter
Muratti
Peter Jackson
Petra
Philip Morris
Polyot
SG
Vatra
Tobacco


Food


Beverages, Desserts and Cereals

Beverages

Capri Sun Ý
Country Time
Crystal Light
Kool-Aid
Tang

Coffee

General Foods International Coffees
Gevalia
Maxim
Maxwell House
Sanka
Starbucks Ý
Yuban

Desserts

Baker’s
Balance Bar
Calumet
Certo
Cool Whip
Dream Whip
Ever-Fresh
Handi-Snacks
Jell-O
Knox
Minute
Sure-Jell

Cereals

Alpha-Bits
Banana Nut Crunch
Blueberry Morning
Cranberry Almond
Crunch
Cream of Wheat
Cream of Rice
Fruit &Fibre
Golden Crisp
Grape-Nuts
Great Grains
Honey Bunches of Oats
Honeycomb
Oreo O’s
Pebbles
Raisin Bran
Shredded Wheat
Toasties
Waffle Crisp

Biscuits, Snacks and Confectionery

Cookies & Crackers

Better Cheddars
Cheese Nips
Chips Ahoy!
Handi-Snacks
Honey Maid
Newtons
Nilla
Nutter Butter
Oreo
Premium
Ritz
SnackWell’s
Stella D’oro
Teddy Grahams
Triscuit
Wheat Thins

Snacks

Cornnuts
Planters

Pet Snacks

Milk-Bone

Confectionery

Altoids
Callard &Bowser**
Creme Savers
Farley’s
Gummi Savers
Jet-Puffed
LifeSavers
Milka L’il Scoops
Now and Later
Sather’s
Terry’s
Tobler
Toblerone
Trolli

Cheese, Meals and Enhancers

Cheese

Athenos
Cheez Whiz
Churny
Cracker Barrel
Deli Deluxe
Di Giorno
Easy Cheese
Hoffman’s
Kraft
Philadelphia
Polly-O
Velveeta

Dairy Products

Breakstone’s sour cream,cottage cheese
Breyers yogurt Ý
Knudsen sour cream, cottage cheese
Kraft dips
Light n’Lively lowfat cottage cheese,yogurt

Meals

Kraft macaroni & cheese and other dinners
Minute
Stove Top
Taco Bell Ý
Velveeta shells & cheese

Enhancers
A.1.
Bull’s-Eye
Good Seasons
Grey Poupon
Kraft barbecue sauce,
mayonnaise,salad
dressings
Miracle Whip
Oven Fry
Sauceworks
Seven Seas
Shake’N Bake

Oscar Mayer and Pizza

Meats

Louis Rich
Louis Rich Carving Board
Lunchables
Oscar Mayer

Meat Alternatives

Boca

Pickles and Sauerkraut

Claussen

Pizza

California Pizza Kitchen Ý
Di Giorno
Jack’s
Tombstone

Selected International Brands*

Coffee

Blendy
Carte Noire
Gevalia
Grand’Mère
Kaffee HAG
Jacobs Krönung
Jacobs Milea
Jacobs Monarch
Jacques Vabre
Kenco
Maxwell
Maxim
Nabob
Onko
Saimaza
Splendid

Powdered Soft Drinks

Clight
Fresh
Frisco
Kool-Aid
Mañanita
Q-Refresko
Ki-Suco
Royal
Tang
Verao

Cheese

Dairylea
Eden
El Caserío
Invernizzi
Kraft Cracker Barrel
Kraft Lindenberger
Kraft Singles
Kraft Sottilette
Mama Luise
Philadelphia
P’tit Québec

Snacks and Confectionery

Aladdin
Artic
Cerealitas
Chips Ahoy!
Club Social
Côte d’Or
Daim
Diamante Negro
Estrella
Express
Figaro
Freia
Guayabita
Korona
Lacta
Laka
Lucky
Maarud
Marbu
Marabou
Merries
Milan
Milka
Oreo
Ouro Branco
Pacific Soda
Peanøtt
Planters
Poiana
Prince Polo
Rhodesia
Ritz
Royal
Shot
Sonho de Valsa
Suchard
Sugus
Tapita
Terrabusi
Terry’s
Trakinas
Toblerone
Tita

Convenient Meals and Grocery

Dairylea Lunchables
Fleischmann’s
Kraft Delissio pizza
Kraft Lunchables
Kraft ketchup
Kraft peanut butter
Kraft pourables
Magic Moments
Miracel Whip
Mirácoli
Simmenthal
Vegemite


Beer


Miller Lite
Miller Genuine Draft
Miller Genuine
Draft Light
Miller High Life
Miller High Life Light
Milwaukee’s Best
Milwaukee’s
Best Light
Icehouse
Foster’s Ý
Red Dog
Southpaw Light
Leinenkugel’s
Henry Weinhard’s
Henry’s Hard
Lemonade
Hamm’s
Mickey’s
Olde English 800
Magnum
Presidente
Sharp’s non-alcohol brew

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5 Responses to “What’s worse than a child smoking Philip Morris cigarettes?”

  1. yellowpeartomato says:

    oy oy oy….grape nuts and athenos are associated with philip morris????!!! Now i am seriously disturbed. I was going to say the only thing possibly worse than a child smoking cigarettes (though working on a tobacco farm takes the cake) is a pregnant woman smoking. My mom did it, and i don't think i knew what a full lung full of air was until i was in my 20's (i'm still working on that). It's horrible.

  2. mary says:

    Whats worse…A Phillips Morris Shareholder telling his kids not to smoke.

  3. Sue says:

    Nice post. Most of the "green" brands touted here are also owned or subsidized by these big companies. Nothing new here. I hope the photographer gave you permission to use their photo in such an article. Mindful also includes being mindful of people's hard work and copyright.

  4. Valerie says:

    Several years ago the Philip Morris conglomerate broke into 3 separate companies: Altria (domestic tobacco and alcohol), Philip Morris Int'l (foreign tobacco) and Kraft Foods (food and alcohol), all 3 among the Fortune 500. So…I hate to say it, but Philip Morris Int'l will feel any financial strain by us not buying Kraft Mac & Cheese because the companies are financially independent and since Philip Morris Int'l does not operate or sell any products in the USA, there is no way to boycott their products. However, the company is responding to the Human Rights report: http://www.pmi.com/eng/media_center/Pages/human_r
    There's hope yet!

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