BAT sticks to the law on smoking

BAT sticks to the law on smoking

Dear Editor,

This is in reaction to two recent articles published in The Phnom Penh Post<: tobacco="" has="" some="" pull="" on="" february="" and="" to="" ban="" public="" smoking="">

British American Tobacco Cambodia has operated according to the laws of the Kingdom of Cambodia and to strict business conduct procedures since its inception in 1996. BAT Cambodia is recognised as one of the best governed companies in the country with a reputation built on the highest standards of corporate conduct. BAT Cambodia has consistently supported the adoption of sensible tobacco-related laws and, in most cases, led the tobacco industry in the implementation of these laws and regulations in an open and transparent way.

BAT Cambodia categorically denies any involvement in the activities referenced in recent media coverage. BAT Cambodia has adhered to the advertising ban adopted in the country in 2011.

The sponsorship or setting up of branded smoking rooms in airports is included in the ban, and, as such, BAT Cambodia will clearly not engage in this type of activity or sponsorship.

UM Rattana
spokesperson.

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