Will the American company Philip Morris International (PMI) continue to grow? PMI, which seeks to develop outside of cigarettes, is currently negotiating the possible takeover of the Swedish group Swedish Match, a specialist in tobacco and nicotine in pouches to be placed under the lip, the two groups indicated on Monday, May 9. “Discussions are ongoing and it is not certain that an offer will be made”, however warns PMI in a press release, while Swedish Match underlines, in a separate document, that there is no certainty on “ the terms of any offer”. The two groups thus confirm the existence of talks initially reported by the Wall Street Journal, according to which PMI could disburse up to 15 billion dollars. PMI, parent company of the Marlboro, Chesterfield or L&M brands distributed outside the United States, has been seeking for several years to diversify its activities into alternatives that are potentially less dangerous to health than cigarettes, such as heated tobacco consumed without combustion and without paper.