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26 Jul 21 12:06
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The chief executive of tobacco business Philip Morris International has called on the UK government to ban cigarettes within a decade, in a move that would outlaw its own Marlboro brand.

Jacek Olczak said the company could “see the world without cigarettes … and actually, the sooner it happens, the better it is for everyone.” Cigarettes should be treated like petrol cars, the sale of which is due to be banned from 2030, he said.

Government action would end the confusion felt by smokers, some of whom still thought the “alternatives are worse than cigarettes”, Olczak told the Sunday Telegraph. “Give them a choice of smoke-free alternatives … with the right regulation and information it can happen 10 years from now in some countries. You can solve the problem once and forever.”

Must be doing OK with the vaping stuff
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Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 26, 2021 1:08 PM BST
Campaigners argue tobacco companies are positioning themselves as part of the solution to a smoke-free world, while continuing to aggressively sell and promote lethal cigarettes. Smoking, including secondhand, kills roughly 8 million people a year, according to the World Health Organization.
Report feedthepony July 26, 2021 1:09 PM BST
2030 eh..................
Report Dr Crippen July 26, 2021 1:41 PM BST
Join the team against something, and you're in the perfect position to influence policy and frustrate any efforts to get things changed.

Which is what China is doing over man made climate change.
Report shiny new shoes please July 26, 2021 2:30 PM BST
Smoking, including secondhand, kills roughly 8 million people a year..
Another pandemic .. run forest run.
It's so good they care ExcitedLaugh
Report Jumping-cuckoo-monk July 26, 2021 2:36 PM BST
In the 1930s and up to 50s cig companies advertised the health benefits via physicians played my actors.
Report shiny new shoes please July 26, 2021 2:43 PM BST
Have they dumbed down the population so much
They can't think for themselves

Sesame Street and the IRC Team Up for Refugee Children
Report macarony July 26, 2021 8:12 PM BST
I wonder if has anything to do with American opioid crisis American companies have just paid out 26 billion to avoid going to court, just think how much the tobacco industry would have COUGH up?
Report TheBetterBettor July 27, 2021 1:04 PM BST
All that tax revenue lost....

I wonder if the uk goverment will legalize the weed to fill in the gap.
Report Jumping-cuckoo-monk July 27, 2021 1:08 PM BST
Can't smoke it so have to put weed in cakes. Replace sugar maybe?
Oh hold on what happens with the loss of sugar tax then?
It's a minefield
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 28, 2021 6:54 PM BST
The UK's largest tobacco firm says it sees cannabis as part of its future as it tries to move away from selling traditional cigarettes.

British American Tobacco said it wanted to "accelerate" its transformation by reducing the health impact of its products.

In March, BAT took a stake in Canadian medical cannabis maker Organigram.

It also signed a deal to research a new range of adult cannabis products, initially focused on cannabidiol (CBD).

"As we think about our portfolio for the future, certainly beyond nicotine products are interesting for us as another wave of future growth," BAT executive Kingsley Wheaton told Radio 4's Today Programme.
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