11 October 2006

For tobacco companies, profits are more important than human life and well-being

According to an article in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, those huge American tobacco companies are spending millions and millions of dollars to fight various proposed statewide smoking bans.

Big tobacco executives know that they produce an addictive product that causes cancer and death. But they obviously don't care. They will spend huge amounts of money to keep Americans addicted and sick. Profits are more important to them than the health and well-being of human beings.

If they had a conscience, these tobacco execs would find another line of work -- perhaps running companies that do cancer treatment research or alternative fuel development. Maybe then they could redeem themselves.

But I won't hold my breath.

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