Patrick WinnNovember 15, 2009 13:30Updated May 30, 2010 13:13
BANGKOK, Thailand – Assailed by the western world’s laws, taxes and anti-smoking mores, the global tobacco industry has little choice but to keep pushing eastward into Asia.
Tobacco bosses learned this week that some Asians are ready to push back.
This week, more than 500 screaming protesters converged outside TabInfo Asia 2009, the region’s largest tobacco summit in years. More than an expo, the event is also a strategy session conducted in secrecy.