Philip Morris attempts to buy company making inhalers to treat lung disease

Thoracic specialists in Australia and the UK could boycott Vectura's products if bid succeeds

Australian doctors could boycott dry powder inhalers developed by Vectura if the notorious tobacco giant Philip Morris succeeds in taking over the company.

Dr Graham Hall.

Philip Morris launched a bid for the UK firm that specialises in inhaler technology, including about 10 inhalers marketed in Australia, back in July.