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Big Tobacco are the enemy!
This seems to have been forgotten by some in the ‘tobacco control’ movement who want to deal with the likes of Philip Morris and British American Tobacco.
The expression Big Tobacco refers to the world’s five largest tobacco companies: Philip Morris, British American Tobacco, Imperial Brands, Japan Tobacco, and China Tobacco.
Should they be indicted for crimes against humanity? Use of their products kills seven million people per year (WHO figure).
Incredibly, Big Tobacco seek to present themselves as part of the solution to the smoking problem. And how do they manage this extraordinary contortion? But claiming they’re developing safer alternatives to cigarettes! Examples of these are ‘heat-not-burn’ tobacco products that go by the names of iQOS, glo, and Ploom. In the same vein we have Philip Morris’s specious promise that they’re ‘trying to give up cigarettes‘. Give them a big hand!
I suppose one can’t expect Big Tobacco to do the decent thing (don’t laugh) and put themselves out of business. But, you see, as soon as their alternative products have taken off and are producing as much if not more income than that of their current ordinary cigarettes – they’ll stop making ordinary cigarettes ! So that’s all right then.
While we hold our breath waiting for that moment to arrive we can contemplate another public enemy – as far as tobacco is concerned. And that is governments. For allowing the current deplorable situation to exist whereby ordinary cigarettes continue to be allowed to be sold.