2) Bennett S. LeBow, CEO of the makers of Lark and L&M cigarettes, on children: “If you really and truly are not going to market to children, you can expect to be out of business in 30 years.”
3) Philip Morris on harmfulness: “None of the things which have been found in tobacco smoke are at concentrations which can be considered harmful. Anything can be considered harmful. Apple sauce is harmful if you get too much of it.” First of all, any three year-old can tell you that there is no such thing as “too much” applesauce and any ten year-old can vouch for the fact that, unlike cigarettes, apple sauce is not addictive…at least in most cases.
4) RJ Reynolds on targeting youth: “They got lips? We want them.” RJ, you have lips? We’re surprised nobody has sealed them shut. GreenSmartLiving holds true to its efforts in steering minors away from its electronic cigarettes, insisting that no minors may enter the site and insuring that IDs are checked for age with every purchase.
5) “The ability to attract new smokers and develop them into a young adult franchise is key to brand development.”
1999 Philip Morris report
Of course there are too many other jaw-dropping quotes uttered by Big Tobacco to include in one post. So tell us, what’s your favorite?
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