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Japan Tobacco, like the rest in the Big Tobacco cartel, is in the awkward position of trying to defend the indefensible. They admit their poisonous – but legal – products are addictive and cause nasty diseases, so why do they go on making them?
This unanswerable question, nonetheless, Japan Tobacco gets into contortions to try to answer. What they say about addiction is particularly interesting: ‘If you want to avoid the risks of smoking, you should not smoke.’ So that lets them off the hook.
What they don’t acknowledge is how cigarettes themselves have created the problem, that is, nicotine addiction, whereby smokers find it difficult to stop.
This is examined in detail in the post ‘Nothing Much Changed in Thousands of Years’.