Just two resolutions on tobacco have been filed for 2019. The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia have resubmitted a proposal to Altria that earned 4.1 percent last year. It asks the company to “take steps to preserve the health of its tobacco-using customers by making available to them information on the nicotine levels for each of our cigarette brands and begin reducing nicotine levels in our brands to a less addictive level.”
Trinity Health withdrew a second proposal, at Phillip Morris International, which asked for a “review [of] worldwide corporate adherence to Philip Morris’s own policies aimed at discouraging smoking among young people, and report the results of that review to shareholders by November 2019. The company agreed to review its policies aimed at discouraging young people from smoking. The resolution had noted social media campaigns seen by youth.