“The tobacco companies’ warning that price rises or bans will lead to a massive black market and cigarette smuggling are just crap. That’s been proven in Canada. The other smugglers in Canada included tobacco companies themselves. A decade long legal battle — the last case ended in April 2010 — saw four tobacco companies fined $1.7 BILLION for a massive smuggling operation in the 1990s, once described by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as ‘the biggest corporate fraud in Canadian history’. Tobacco companies talk out of both sides of their mouth. That’s the problem with the industry, it’s an industry that has a history that shows you can’t trust ’em. And it’s not just my conclusion; it’s the conclusion of all the courts that have looked at the documents and what they did. Since the late 1940s, in 1948 when they put the first filter in the cigarettes, they knew the filter did nothing to prevent the delivery of nicotine. Then they found out that by adding toilet-bowl cleaners you could get more nicotine to the brain faster, with ammonia chemistry. Did they ever tell anybody? Did they tell the Surgeon-General? Or the World Health Organization? Did they tell any governmental agency that’s how they were constructing and designing cigarettes to be much more addictive? No. The industry survives by getting children in, by tricking children, not by getting adults to switch brands. They know if they can hook ’em when they’re 11 years old, they will get a lifetime of at least 20–30 years of buying a product that is addictive and ultimately will create some form of disease or death, or both”
Jeffrey Wigand, USA.
Smoking is a life of slavery. Any thoughts of it being ‘your choice’ are gone once you become a cigarette drug addict. Sitting in a hospital bed coughing up blood is the least attractive and sexy thing there is and that is the true legacy of smoking. You doom your children and their children to genetic weakness and disease.
Tobacco companies are the lowest of the low, and are doing fine thanks
There were around five thousand billion cigarettes smoked per year in the 1990s. In 2009 it was five thousand nine hundred billion. This is a 20% growth in cigarettes being smoked since the 1990s. All at the expense of the Third World. In 2010, while five million people died from smoking, Philip Morris International, the largest private tobacco company in the world, saw its profit grow 14.5%.
The big tobacco corporations are disgusting, death-peddling, money-before-life scum. They add carcinogenic chemicals to a deadly product and then emotionally market it with ‘current and cool’ movie star role models to teenagers and children; for the sole purpose of addicting them to the cancer-causing drug for the rest of their shortened and painful sick lives.
Jason wishes to deeply thank, acknowledge and recognise the effort and contribution that the PIF Foundation has provided on a voluntary basis since 2014, as we educated, motivated and inspired change that helps transform the health, vitality and longevity of people all over the world.