reply to post by BlueAjah
You seem to be missing the point.
No, not really.
Tobacco companies are greedy and evil because they put profit before the health of others.
Because they sell a product that is unhealthy? Then you would have to include all the companies that sell alcohol, and even the companies that make a
profit off of making people fat.
claim that companies like Hershey are evil and greedy because they want to make money off of our diabetes, but that would detract from
No one forces
us to smoke, drink, or eat unhealthy food.
Its a choice.
They intentionally put addictive chemicals in their product to make it very difficult to quit.
Nicotine occurs naturally in tobacco. Nicotine is addictive.
Quitting smoking isn't hard unless your a tool.
And they marketed to teens, when they were allowed to, when my husband was young for example, in such a way to make smoking seem glamorous and
glamorous and cool.
But, seriously, anyone who falls for marketing is an idiot. But, that is the point of marketing in the first place. How else are you supposed to
advertise your product?
They killed millions of people, not just my husband. That is evil.
Millions of people have killed themselves.
The true evil comes from people like you who refuse to accept the fact that the person choosing to smoke is the one responsible. Then you go on your
holy crusade, and given time, we wind up with gangsters like Al Capone in power.
What other product would be allowed to be on the market for generations, when it has been proven to kill people?
Bleach has been proven to kill, but it is still on the market.
Oh, wait, you meant consumable products.
Lemme me see if I can esplain. We are responsible for ourselves (at least, we're suppose to be), you do not have the power to take a product out of
the market just because you're on a moral crusade.
I have every right to make the decision to smoke, or put into my body, whatever I choose. You cannot make decisions for me.
It makes me violent.
The money, greed and power of the tobacco industry are what keeps them going.
That pretty much sums up all
They have been allowed to hide the truth and minimize the harm.
I am pretty certain that, in 2012, the majority of us are well aware of the dangers of smoking.
But in the United States we shouldn't have organizations holding our hands to make sure the products that we buy are "safe." Such activities were
suppose to be the responsibility of the consumer.
This is a conspiracy site. It would be a good project to research how in the world this has been permitted for so long.
Research what? Why a company can sell a product?
My husband tried unsuccessfully many times to quit when he was older.
Sounds like he failed.
In the beginning, it was the propaganda spread by those who wish to gloss over or minimize the risks, such as you see in this thread, which
encouraged him to keep smoking.
Huh, sounds like he also had a weak mind. I know children with better character than to go around blaming others for the choices they have made.
So - by saying the things that are being said here in support of tobacco companies, you are just encouraging others to ignore the
Lol, ok. Make others responsible for people's choices.
You have inspired me. I am going to go encourage teenagers to smoke.
Don't worry, I will be thinking of you the whole time.
Your opinion about what you think I sound like has nothing to do with the facts.
You are absolutely correct.
The fact remains that no one forced your husband to smoke. He was a big boy who made that choice on his own.
It may sound preachy, but if it makes one person think twice about what they are doing, and try to find a way to quit, then it is worth
Preachy? You sound like the majority of idiot, soccer moms I know. You all seem completely incapable of rational thought.
You remind me of the the people who made a stink about alcohol and pushed to have it banned, but just wound up creating greater problems for society
as a whole.
What is the option? Just shut up, and live with knowing how this can impact someone and the lives of their loved ones?
Yeah. Get over the fact that your husband made the choice
to smoke knowing that it would eventually kill him.
Your whole crusade is completely useless.
Sorry - but I will go for the option of spreading the truth.
That's about as irrelevant as running around screaming that the sky is blue.
Just remember the number one most important fact:
Your husbands death was 100% his fault
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