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Why Don't We Put This Company out of Business?

Philip Morris is the number one corporate criminal in the world.
Why Don't We Put Philip Morris out of Business?

We’ve all seen the movies, the blood-soaked tales of monsters that simply will not die. Immortal and indestructible, they rise up to torture the embattled heroes again and again and again. Philip Morris has been that monster for over a century, peddling its poison on the open markets and sending hundreds of thousands to early graves. Like any good monster, it mutates – changing its product, packaging and message to attract a new generation of young smokers as the old ones die off. And just when you think you have it trapped – cornered by damning science and angry legislation – you open the door to find the monster has escaped. By lobbying the state of New York to revoke Philip Morris’s corporate charter, we can finally end the carnage. As any harrowed horror protagonist can tell you, the only way to be sure you’re rid of the monster is to cut off its head and watch it die.

Which corporate crooks do you think should be next on the chopping block?


  

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Lee Gerbi

Phillip Morris,

The cigarette part of you business kills people. You, like the other killers, manipulated nicotine levels over the years to ensure that people would remain addicted to your death product. Cash strapped state Medicaids have to provide zillions of dollars each year to take care of the health issues your cigarette products cause. No settlement at any time could cover the damage you have done and continue to do to human beings. The fact that you make sure that people get addicted to your products and then sell them a cessation program with a high rate of recidivism is unreal. I do not see your product marketing as clever or in-line with what businesses do, I see it as pure fucking evil. If you were one person, you would have been stoned to death a long time ago. Do humanity a favor and quit the cigarette business.

Smoker

Lee Gerbi

Phillip Morris,

The cigarette part of you business kills people. You, like the other killers, manipulated nicotine levels over the years to ensure that people would remain addicted to your death product. Cash strapped state Medicaids have to provide zillions of dollars each year to take care of the health issues your cigarette products cause. No settlement at any time could cover the damage you have done and continue to do to human beings. The fact that you make sure that people get addicted to your products and then sell them a cessation program with a high rate of recidivism is unreal. I do not see your product marketing as clever or in-line with what businesses do, I see it as pure fucking evil. If you were one person, you would have been stoned to death a long time ago. Do humanity a favor and quit the cigarette business.

Smoker

CrystalT

I agree and disagree.
Yes, there needs to be some sort of accounting...
But then, perhaps some consumers enjoy smoking?
You can't blame everything on the addictive nature of the product or the company providing said commodity.
There are those who will gladly smoke a cigarette, knowing full well the health hazards.
What can you do? Force them to quit?
Then we should get rid of fire arms and alcohol. Perhaps this is a healthy step.
Cars have been known to cause accidents and deaths as well.
At times, they have been used to purposely inflict harm.
Bans all around!
I've heard that there are people being drowned in water at ponds, rivers, lagoons, oceans, and the like.
We need to ban and remove them immediately!

Dissemination of information is the key.
What people choose to do with that information is their own business.

CrystalT

I agree and disagree.
Yes, there needs to be some sort of accounting...
But then, perhaps some consumers enjoy smoking?
You can't blame everything on the addictive nature of the product or the company providing said commodity.
There are those who will gladly smoke a cigarette, knowing full well the health hazards.
What can you do? Force them to quit?
Then we should get rid of fire arms and alcohol. Perhaps this is a healthy step.
Cars have been known to cause accidents and deaths as well.
At times, they have been used to purposely inflict harm.
Bans all around!
I've heard that there are people being drowned in water at ponds, rivers, lagoons, oceans, and the like.
We need to ban and remove them immediately!

Dissemination of information is the key.
What people choose to do with that information is their own business.

Anonymous

so people smoke. big deal - it's their choice, innit? it's not as though anyone still actually believes it's good for you.

Anonymous

so people smoke. big deal - it's their choice, innit? it's not as though anyone still actually believes it's good for you.

Anonymous

The problem is that cigarettes are marketted to teenagers. as much as people would like to say that only adults smoke, there are so many teenagers who smoke... and smoking companies know the stats: I don't know the exact number, but there is an indescribably low chance of someone over/around the age of 20 starting to smoke. therefore, they need teenagers to start early, therefore they market cigarettes to teenagers as much as they can. That's what I have against cigarette companies.

Also, they're unhealthy, so people don't need to make them. It's not like someone's going to makes a gun specifically for suicide... but I guess that is what cigarettes are.
Also, on that note, if one sees a friend cutting themselves, that person would stop them... they help them... they get them through the tough times. but if one sees a friend smoking a cigarette, what does that person do? Most of the time, it has nothing to do with stopping anything, except your life.

Anonymous

The problem is that cigarettes are marketted to teenagers. as much as people would like to say that only adults smoke, there are so many teenagers who smoke... and smoking companies know the stats: I don't know the exact number, but there is an indescribably low chance of someone over/around the age of 20 starting to smoke. therefore, they need teenagers to start early, therefore they market cigarettes to teenagers as much as they can. That's what I have against cigarette companies.

Also, they're unhealthy, so people don't need to make them. It's not like someone's going to makes a gun specifically for suicide... but I guess that is what cigarettes are.
Also, on that note, if one sees a friend cutting themselves, that person would stop them... they help them... they get them through the tough times. but if one sees a friend smoking a cigarette, what does that person do? Most of the time, it has nothing to do with stopping anything, except your life.

Anonymous

EXACTLY

People should not be forced by corporations to consume death products like BIG tobacco. Same goes for fast food, cars and television. The government got it right by prohibiting smoking but we need to go further, we need to make McDonalds and CNN illegal because THATS THE REAL PROBLEM.

Anonymous

EXACTLY

People should not be forced by corporations to consume death products like BIG tobacco. Same goes for fast food, cars and television. The government got it right by prohibiting smoking but we need to go further, we need to make McDonalds and CNN illegal because THATS THE REAL PROBLEM.

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