Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus.

Drakir (
Thu, 12 Jun 1997 15:31:41 +0100

John ''!Boolean'' Williams wrote:
> >I've heard that some people have been successfully sueing tobacco
> >companies in america when they get cancer. Is this true?
> Affirmed.


> Actually, i see this as a good thing. i mean, yeah, they *should* have
> known the risk. But tobacco companies for many years -- many many many
> years -- have insisted that smoking was harmless. They've commissioned
> study after study, and released study after study, demonstrating this.

For as long as I can remember, cigarette packets in this country have
had warnings all over them. How long have the warnings been on packets
in america, then?

> I know several people who smoked because they believed tobacco giant
> Phillip Morris, and figgured that the non-smokers were just puritanical.

Surely everybody knows that all the enjoyable things in life are bad for
you :)

> I don't think any company should be allowed to lie on that scale and get
> away with it, just because everyone *knows* they're lying anyway. :-)

Fair enough, I guess.

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