Our leaders made it so cigarette manufacturers couldn’t advertise to children, our governments taxed cigarettes, they made smoking indoors in public spaces illegal, they funded studies to explore the health impacts of smoking
The Free Market Doesn’t Care If You Live or Die
Paul Constant

Only they already taxed tobacco heavily where I come from and that was a conflict of interest. It gave governments a reason to support the tobacco industry. More sales equals a tax windfall. It was not until the public were allowed to see the science that smoking decreased. There was a total ban on tobacco advertising and significant health warnings. But 10% is peanuts. The reason half the sun beds closed down was the publicity thus aroused led to public education about the dangers to their lives, not that they could not afford a 10% price rise.

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