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Cruel Animal Experiments in Smoking and Addiction Research
As if there is not enough information to be gained from studying the countless human victims of smoking and nicotine addiction, Philip Morris has resorted to torturing animals as part of their application to the FDA to market their IQOS device.
The FDA is no better: to try to find the answers to some academic questions about nicotine addiction in humans, they undertook cruel, unnecessary experiments in which monkeys were injected with nicotine – until they were stopped by Jane Goodall.
In the 1970s there was an outcry when Beagle dogs were used in smoking research. Now it’s the turn of rats to be forced to breath cigarette smoke.
Shamefully, Philip Morris does these experiments on defenceless animals to find a new way, acceptable to the FDA, of keeping people hooked on nicotine – and their profits healthy to make up for the decline in cigarette sales.