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American Lung Association Response to Philip Morris Internationals Media Stunt

(January 4, 2018) - CHICAGO

For more information please contact:

Gregg Tubbs
[email protected]
(202) 715-3469

Statement of Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association, in response to Philip Morris International's advertising campaign in the United Kingdom which claims its resolution is to give up cigarettes:

"Stop selling cigarettes today."

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