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The Global Tobacco Battle

Graphics by Ray Vella

The Global Tobacco Battle

By Nanette Byrnes

Split from its U.S. business a year ago, Philip Morris International is pushing hardest into developing markets, where most of the world’s smokers live and Marlboro still has only modest presence. But the global anti-tobacco movement is also gaining strength, and funding, and using it to push for smoking bans, higher taxes and stiff marketing restrictions. Here are some of the key countries where the company and its foes are waging battle.