Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Marketing: Cigarettes sold in Israel offends Maori's

A row has erupted over a brand of cigarettes sold in Israel. Philip Morris is marketing the cigarettes under the brand name, "Maori Mix," a move that The Maori Smokefree Coalition (Te Reo Marama), claim is a defilement of the Maori name and image.

The New Zealand Herald, reports that Philip Morris, has said the cigarettes were a short-term special edition and no longer available anywhere in the world