Marlboro Working on Tobacco Based Flu Vaccine

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  1. MidnightVaper

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    The scariest think I have read in awhile...

    "Marlboro maker Philip Morris only has a tiny sliver of China's gargantuan cigarette market, but it is determined to do business in the country, even if that means moving beyond traditional cigarettes, the Wall Street Journal reports. China's state-owned tobacco firm has a virtual monopoly on cigarettes sales, so Philip Morris is working on producing flu vaccines made from a type of tobacco plant as part of a move to diversify. The company is also spending huge amounts of money on efforts to develop less harmful cigarettes, a move execs say could be a "game changer" in China. The "healthier" products being developed include a cigarette that generates smoke at lower temperatures, releasing fewer toxins but resembling the smoking experience more than electronic cigarettes do. "To come up with new technology is really the only avenue to get into a place like China," the tobacco giant's chairman told investors earlier this year"

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  2. saintjames

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    Wow crazy, these basterds will definitely not give up so easily. I still think we'll have them beat. The funny thing is they cannot really muscle in on eCigs as everyone in China is cloning them by now for cheap. They are only interested in proprietary systems that they control.
     
  3. SirVapesALot

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    If the tobbaco companies cared about our health, they would have been trying to improve cigarettes for years, not adding more screwed up compounds to them.
     
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    Why would anyone support these companies, other than due to addiction (and even then, if there were alternatives). As suggested above, these companies are not one bit interested in your health or well being. They thought nothing of making billions off of slowly killing millions of people for decades, and only when they see the gravy train is about to derail do they start working on 'healthier' cigarettes that they call a 'game changer'. Well too late a**holes. The game has already changed.
     
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    Damn. Wish we could edit our careless mistakes we don't like neanderthals : /
     
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    Your post seems fine, BTW I'm sure there was some good neanderthals, they can't be all bad. You prolly didn't meet the right one.
     

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