Big Tobacco plan to pay pharmacists to stock vape products

Philip Morris is also said to be offering $5 for each patient referred to a GP for a prescription

The RACGP has slammed a Big Tobacco plan to offer pharmacies cash incentives to stock a tobacco company’s vaping products and to refer patients to their GP for prescriptions.

Philip Morris is said to be dangling a $275 payment to pharmacies to stock its vaping products, according to a media report outlining the leaked proposal.

It is also offering $5 each time a pharmacy refers a customer to their doctor for a prescription, says The Weekly Times rural newspaper.

In addition, pharmacists are being promised a $10 fee for

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