The two biggest lies in American business practices are:
- Cigarettes do not cause health problems, and
- We do not target cigarette sales to young people.
I smoked Pall Malls from my earliest days in college (when I wasn’t trying to look sophisticated with a pipe my grandfather gave me) until 1989. Along the way I switched brands (only to go back to the Pall Malls), tried cigars and pipes, and even had several years of not smoking (that didn’t last). In 1989 I met a woman who didn’t smoke and even though she was okay with it, I quit. So that means I haven’t smoked in 23 years and I have no intention to resume.Continue reading “Cigarettes: The Symbol of Capitalism”