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Cigarette Companies and the Tobacco Industry

Cigarette Companies IT'S EASY TO DEMONIZE CIGARETTE COMPANIES FOR SPINNING FACTS AND CAUSING NEARLY 1 IN 5 DEATHS IN AMERICA. SO WHAT'S STOPPING AMERICA FROM BANNING THIS HARMFUL DRUG? JUST HOW BIG IS "BIG TOBACCO"? FORTUNE 500 RANKS THE TOP TOBACCO COMPANY, PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL, AS THE 94TH MOST PROFITABLE COMPANY. PM INC. Google amazon.com McDonald's 6 SPACES 8 SPACES 12 SPACES KINIVIDI HIGHER HIGHER HIGHER No. 94 THAN No. 100 THAN No. 102 THAN No. 106 THE TOP 3 TOBACCO COMPANIES: Altria REYNOLDSAMERICAN INC. PHILIP MORRIS MARLBORO, L&M, PHILIP MORRIS, VIRGINIA SLIMS, ALTRIA GROUP REYNOLDS AMERICAN MARLBORO, PARLIAMENT, VIRGINIA SLIMS, CAMEL, PALL MALL, WINSTON, SALEM, CHESTERFIELD CHESTERFIELD AMERICAN SPIRITS ...THEY MADE OVER $50 BILLION IN REVENUE LAST YEAR. IN TOTAL, ALL THE TOBACCO COMPANIES MAKE $90 BILLION EVERY YEAR. IN AMERICA, CIGARETTE PRODUCTION AND SALES ARE DECLINING. PRODUCTION NUMBERS TOTAL SALES (BILLIONS) (BILLIONS OF CIGARETTES) FEBRUARY 2008 35 2006 371 FEBRUARY 2009 30 2009 300 FEBRUARY 2010 25 THE LARGEST PRODUCER IS CHINA. 2.29 TRILLION CIGARETTES IN 2009. REVENUE: $443.41 BILLION, UP 13% FROM LAST YEAR. TOBACCO TAX TIMELINE. 2002: FEDERAL TAX JUMPS 5 CENTS TO A TOTAL OF 39 CENTS. 2003: 30 STATES INCREASE TAXES. 2005: AVERAGE STATE TAX IS 89.8 CENTS PER PACK. 2009: PRESIDENT OBAMA RAISES FEDERAL TAXES FROM 39 CENTS TO $1.01 PER PACK. EVERY YEAR, THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS MAKE $35 BILLION FROM TOBACCO TAXES. MANY LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES IN AMERICA ARE MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS IN CIGARETTE COMPANIES. Prudential MassMutual FINANCIAL GROUP ONE STUDY REVEALED PRUDENTIAL MASS MUTUAL WAS FOUND TO HAVE UP FINANCIAL HAD $246 MILLION OF STOCK IN PHILIP MORRIS AND REYNOLDS AMERICAN, TO$585 MILLION IN TOBACCO COMPANY STOCKS. IN JUNE 2009, THE FAMILY SMOKING PREVENTION AND TOBACCO CONTROL ACT WAS PASSED BY CONGRESS. NEW FDA REGULATIONS INCLUDE: Cigarettes 1. SALES TERMS LIKE "LIGHT" AND "LOW TAR" ARE PROHIBITED. 2. LARGER WARNING LABELS THAT COVER UP TO 50% OF THE PACKAGE 2 WARNING! WARNIN KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KLL Ku 3. TESTING AND REPORTING MORE INGREDIENTS. IT TOOK 11 YEARS TO PASS. THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IS NO STRANGER TO LAWSUITS. PLAINTIFFS LOST SO MUCH IN THE PAST DUE TO: 1988 WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT BIG O LACK OF ORGANIZATION. TOBACCO EVER LOST A LAWSUIT IN CIPOLLONE V. LIGGETT GROUP, INC. • LOOSE CLAIMS WITH NO BEFORE THEN, THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY WON ALL 30O CASES FROM 1960 TO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE. 1988. NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO BETWEEN 1994 AND 2005, TOBACCO COMPANIES WON ONLY 59% OF CASES. BATTLE IN COURT. PHILIP MORRIS'S ANNUAL LEGAL BILL IS $200 MILLION. RIDICULOUS CLAIMS MADE BY COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES: IN 1994, 7 TOBACCO EXECUTIVES TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS THAT THEY DO NOT BELIEVE NICOTINE IS ADDICTIVE. IN 1997, A REP LIKENED THE ADDICTIVE QUALITY OF CIGARETTES TO GUMMY BEARS, TELEVISION, COFFEE, AND M&Ms - WHILE UNDER OATH. ANOTHER REP ARGUED THAT BANNING CIGARETTES WAS NO SILLIER THAN BANNING SLEEP, SINCE SO MANY DEATHS OCCUR DURING SLEEP. SINCE 2005, 168 COUNTRIES HAVE SIGNED THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S TREATY ON TOBACCO CONTROL: • THE PROVISIONS PROVIDE UNIVERSAL GUIDELINES FOR PRODUCTION, SALE, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISEMENT, AND TAXATION OF TOBACCO. • THE U.S. SENATE HAS NOT YET RATIFIED THE TREATY. SOURCE http://www.thetruth.com/facts/ http://www.anti-smoking org/news/index.html http://www.rjrt.com/lawsntaxes aspx http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/ http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/06/business/06tobacco.html http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599, 1902594,00.htmlaixzz0nSIHcj3B http://www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1117367/ http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentld-178571 http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/business/health_med_fit/article/PHIL26 20090725 222605/282234/ cancercontrol.cancer.gov/tcrb/monographs/19/m19_6pdi http://seekingalpha.com http://blog.taragana.com http://www.ttb.gov/tobacco/tobacco stats shtml http://www.libraryindex.com/pages/2134/Government Courts SUING TOBACCO COMPANIES html http://www.tobacco.org/resources/history/Tobacco_History21.html http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev 124394 201-1 DO TOPIChtml term LIFE insurance Cigarette Companies IT'S EASY TO DEMONIZE CIGARETTE COMPANIES FOR SPINNING FACTS AND CAUSING NEARLY 1 IN 5 DEATHS IN AMERICA. SO WHAT'S STOPPING AMERICA FROM BANNING THIS HARMFUL DRUG? JUST HOW BIG IS "BIG TOBACCO"? FORTUNE 500 RANKS THE TOP TOBACCO COMPANY, PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL, AS THE 94TH MOST PROFITABLE COMPANY. PM INC. Google amazon.com McDonald's 6 SPACES 8 SPACES 12 SPACES KINIVIDI HIGHER HIGHER HIGHER No. 94 THAN No. 100 THAN No. 102 THAN No. 106 THE TOP 3 TOBACCO COMPANIES: Altria REYNOLDSAMERICAN INC. PHILIP MORRIS MARLBORO, L&M, PHILIP MORRIS, VIRGINIA SLIMS, ALTRIA GROUP REYNOLDS AMERICAN MARLBORO, PARLIAMENT, VIRGINIA SLIMS, CAMEL, PALL MALL, WINSTON, SALEM, CHESTERFIELD CHESTERFIELD AMERICAN SPIRITS ...THEY MADE OVER $50 BILLION IN REVENUE LAST YEAR. IN TOTAL, ALL THE TOBACCO COMPANIES MAKE $90 BILLION EVERY YEAR. IN AMERICA, CIGARETTE PRODUCTION AND SALES ARE DECLINING. PRODUCTION NUMBERS TOTAL SALES (BILLIONS) (BILLIONS OF CIGARETTES) FEBRUARY 2008 35 2006 371 FEBRUARY 2009 30 2009 300 FEBRUARY 2010 25 THE LARGEST PRODUCER IS CHINA. 2.29 TRILLION CIGARETTES IN 2009. REVENUE: $443.41 BILLION, UP 13% FROM LAST YEAR. TOBACCO TAX TIMELINE. 2002: FEDERAL TAX JUMPS 5 CENTS TO A TOTAL OF 39 CENTS. 2003: 30 STATES INCREASE TAXES. 2005: AVERAGE STATE TAX IS 89.8 CENTS PER PACK. 2009: PRESIDENT OBAMA RAISES FEDERAL TAXES FROM 39 CENTS TO $1.01 PER PACK. EVERY YEAR, THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS MAKE $35 BILLION FROM ТОВАССО ТАXES. MANY LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES IN AMERICA ARE MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS IN CIGARETTE COMPANIES. Prudential MassMutual FINANCIAL GROUP ONE STUDY REVEALED PRUDENTIAL MASS MUTUAL WAS FOUND TO HAVE UP FINANCIAL HAD $246 MILLION OF STOCK IN PHILIP MORRIS AND REYNOLDS AMERICAN, TO$585 MILLION IN TOBACCO COMPANY STOCKS. IN JUNE 2009, THE FAMILY SMOKING PREVENTION AND TOBACCO CONTROL ACT WAS PASSED BY CONGRESS. NEW FDA REGULATIONS INCLUDE: Cigarettes 1. SALES TERMS LIKE "LIGHT" AND "LOW TAR" ARE PROHIBITED. 2. LARGER WARNING LABELS THAT COVER UP TO 50% OF THE PACKAGE 2 WARNING! WARNIN KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KLL Ku 3. TESTING AND REPORTING MORE INGREDIENTS. IT TOOK 11 YEARS TO PASS. THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IS NO STRANGER TO LAWSUITS. PLAINTIFFS LOST SO MUCH IN THE PAST DUE TO: 1988 WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT BIG O LACK OF ORGANIZATION. TOBACCO EVER LOST A LAWSUIT IN CIPOLLONE V. LIGGETT GROUP, INC. • LOOSE CLAIMS WITH NO BEFORE THEN, THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY WON ALL 30O CASES FROM 1960 TO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE. 1988. NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO BETWEEN 1994 AND 2005, TOBACCO COMPANIES WON ONLY 59% OF CASES. BATTLE IN COURT. PHILIP MORRIS'S ANNUAL LEGAL BILL IS $200 MILLION. RIDICULOUS CLAIMS MADE BY COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES: IN 1994, 7 TOBACCO EXECUTIVES TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS THAT THEY DO NOT BELIEVE NICOTINE IS ADDICTIVE. IN 1997, A REP LIKENED THE ADDICTIVE QUALITY OF CIGARETTES TO GUMMY BEARS, TELEVISION, COFFEE, AND M&Ms - WHILE UNDER OATH. ANOTHER REP ARGUED THAT BANNING CIGARETTES WAS NO SILLIER THAN BANNING SLEEP, SINCE SO MANY DEATHS OCCUR DURING SLEEP. SINCE 2005, 168 COUNTRIES HAVE SIGNED THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S TREATY ON TOBACCO CONTROL: • THE PROVISIONS PROVIDE UNIVERSAL GUIDELINES FOR PRODUCTION, SALE, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISEMENT, AND TAXATION OF TOBACCO. • THE U.S. SENATE HAS NOT YET RATIFIED THE TREATY. SOURCE http://www.thetruth.com/facts/ http://www.anti-smoking org/news/index.html http://www.rjrt.com/lawsntaxes aspx http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/ http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/06/business/06tobacco.html http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599, 1902594,00.htmlaixzz0nSIHcj3B http://www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1117367/ http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentld-178571 http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/business/health_med_fit/article/PHIL26 20090725 222605/282234/ cancercontrol.cancer.gov/tcrb/monographs/19/m19_6pdi http://seekingalpha.com http://blog.taragana.com http://www.ttb.gov/tobacco/tobacco stats shtml http://www.libraryindex.com/pages/2134/Government Courts SUING TOBACCO COMPANIES html http://www.tobacco.org/resources/history/Tobacco_History21.html http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev 124394 201-1 DO TOPIChtml term LIFE insurance Cigarette Companies IT'S EASY TO DEMONIZE CIGARETTE COMPANIES FOR SPINNING FACTS AND CAUSING NEARLY 1 IN 5 DEATHS IN AMERICA. SO WHAT'S STOPPING AMERICA FROM BANNING THIS HARMFUL DRUG? JUST HOW BIG IS "BIG TOBACCO"? FORTUNE 500 RANKS THE TOP TOBACCO COMPANY, PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL, AS THE 94TH MOST PROFITABLE COMPANY. PM INC. Google amazon.com McDonald's 6 SPACES 8 SPACES 12 SPACES KINIVIDI HIGHER HIGHER HIGHER No. 94 THAN No. 100 THAN No. 102 THAN No. 106 THE TOP 3 TOBACCO COMPANIES: Altria REYNOLDSAMERICAN INC. PHILIP MORRIS MARLBORO, L&M, PHILIP MORRIS, VIRGINIA SLIMS, ALTRIA GROUP REYNOLDS AMERICAN MARLBORO, PARLIAMENT, VIRGINIA SLIMS, CAMEL, PALL MALL, WINSTON, SALEM, CHESTERFIELD CHESTERFIELD AMERICAN SPIRITS ...THEY MADE OVER $50 BILLION IN REVENUE LAST YEAR. IN TOTAL, ALL THE TOBACCO COMPANIES MAKE $90 BILLION EVERY YEAR. IN AMERICA, CIGARETTE PRODUCTION AND SALES ARE DECLINING. PRODUCTION NUMBERS TOTAL SALES (BILLIONS) (BILLIONS OF CIGARETTES) FEBRUARY 2008 35 2006 371 FEBRUARY 2009 30 2009 300 FEBRUARY 2010 25 THE LARGEST PRODUCER IS CHINA. 2.29 TRILLION CIGARETTES IN 2009. REVENUE: $443.41 BILLION, UP 13% FROM LAST YEAR. TOBACCO TAX TIMELINE. 2002: FEDERAL TAX JUMPS 5 CENTS TO A TOTAL OF 39 CENTS. 2003: 30 STATES INCREASE TAXES. 2005: AVERAGE STATE TAX IS 89.8 CENTS PER PACK. 2009: PRESIDENT OBAMA RAISES FEDERAL TAXES FROM 39 CENTS TO $1.01 PER PACK. EVERY YEAR, THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS MAKE $35 BILLION FROM ТОВАССО ТАXES. MANY LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES IN AMERICA ARE MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS IN CIGARETTE COMPANIES. Prudential MassMutual FINANCIAL GROUP ONE STUDY REVEALED PRUDENTIAL MASS MUTUAL WAS FOUND TO HAVE UP FINANCIAL HAD $246 MILLION OF STOCK IN PHILIP MORRIS AND REYNOLDS AMERICAN, TO$585 MILLION IN TOBACCO COMPANY STOCKS. IN JUNE 2009, THE FAMILY SMOKING PREVENTION AND TOBACCO CONTROL ACT WAS PASSED BY CONGRESS. NEW FDA REGULATIONS INCLUDE: Cigarettes 1. SALES TERMS LIKE "LIGHT" AND "LOW TAR" ARE PROHIBITED. 2. LARGER WARNING LABELS THAT COVER UP TO 50% OF THE PACKAGE 2 WARNING! WARNIN KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KLL Ku 3. TESTING AND REPORTING MORE INGREDIENTS. IT TOOK 11 YEARS TO PASS. THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IS NO STRANGER TO LAWSUITS. PLAINTIFFS LOST SO MUCH IN THE PAST DUE TO: 1988 WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT BIG O LACK OF ORGANIZATION. TOBACCO EVER LOST A LAWSUIT IN CIPOLLONE V. LIGGETT GROUP, INC. • LOOSE CLAIMS WITH NO BEFORE THEN, THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY WON ALL 30O CASES FROM 1960 TO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE. 1988. NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO BETWEEN 1994 AND 2005, TOBACCO COMPANIES WON ONLY 59% OF CASES. BATTLE IN COURT. PHILIP MORRIS'S ANNUAL LEGAL BILL IS $200 MILLION. RIDICULOUS CLAIMS MADE BY COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES: IN 1994, 7 TOBACCO EXECUTIVES TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS THAT THEY DO NOT BELIEVE NICOTINE IS ADDICTIVE. IN 1997, A REP LIKENED THE ADDICTIVE QUALITY OF CIGARETTES TO GUMMY BEARS, TELEVISION, COFFEE, AND M&Ms - WHILE UNDER OATH. ANOTHER REP ARGUED THAT BANNING CIGARETTES WAS NO SILLIER THAN BANNING SLEEP, SINCE SO MANY DEATHS OCCUR DURING SLEEP. SINCE 2005, 168 COUNTRIES HAVE SIGNED THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S TREATY ON TOBACCO CONTROL: • THE PROVISIONS PROVIDE UNIVERSAL GUIDELINES FOR PRODUCTION, SALE, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISEMENT, AND TAXATION OF TOBACCO. • THE U.S. SENATE HAS NOT YET RATIFIED THE TREATY. SOURCE http://www.thetruth.com/facts/ http://www.anti-smoking org/news/index.html http://www.rjrt.com/lawsntaxes aspx http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/ http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/06/business/06tobacco.html http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599, 1902594,00.htmlaixzz0nSIHcj3B http://www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1117367/ http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentld-178571 http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/business/health_med_fit/article/PHIL26 20090725 222605/282234/ cancercontrol.cancer.gov/tcrb/monographs/19/m19_6pdi http://seekingalpha.com http://blog.taragana.com http://www.ttb.gov/tobacco/tobacco stats shtml http://www.libraryindex.com/pages/2134/Government Courts SUING TOBACCO COMPANIES html http://www.tobacco.org/resources/history/Tobacco_History21.html http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev 124394 201-1 DO TOPIChtml term LIFE insurance Cigarette Companies IT'S EASY TO DEMONIZE CIGARETTE COMPANIES FOR SPINNING FACTS AND CAUSING NEARLY 1 IN 5 DEATHS IN AMERICA. SO WHAT'S STOPPING AMERICA FROM BANNING THIS HARMFUL DRUG? JUST HOW BIG IS "BIG TOBACCO"? FORTUNE 500 RANKS THE TOP TOBACCO COMPANY, PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL, AS THE 94TH MOST PROFITABLE COMPANY. PM INC. Google amazon.com McDonald's 6 SPACES 8 SPACES 12 SPACES KINIVIDI HIGHER HIGHER HIGHER No. 94 THAN No. 100 THAN No. 102 THAN No. 106 THE TOP 3 TOBACCO COMPANIES: Altria REYNOLDSAMERICAN INC. PHILIP MORRIS MARLBORO, L&M, PHILIP MORRIS, VIRGINIA SLIMS, ALTRIA GROUP REYNOLDS AMERICAN MARLBORO, PARLIAMENT, VIRGINIA SLIMS, CAMEL, PALL MALL, WINSTON, SALEM, CHESTERFIELD CHESTERFIELD AMERICAN SPIRITS ...THEY MADE OVER $50 BILLION IN REVENUE LAST YEAR. IN TOTAL, ALL THE TOBACCO COMPANIES MAKE $90 BILLION EVERY YEAR. IN AMERICA, CIGARETTE PRODUCTION AND SALES ARE DECLINING. PRODUCTION NUMBERS TOTAL SALES (BILLIONS) (BILLIONS OF CIGARETTES) FEBRUARY 2008 35 2006 371 FEBRUARY 2009 30 2009 300 FEBRUARY 2010 25 THE LARGEST PRODUCER IS CHINA. 2.29 TRILLION CIGARETTES IN 2009. REVENUE: $443.41 BILLION, UP 13% FROM LAST YEAR. TOBACCO TAX TIMELINE. 2002: FEDERAL TAX JUMPS 5 CENTS TO A TOTAL OF 39 CENTS. 2003: 30 STATES INCREASE TAXES. 2005: AVERAGE STATE TAX IS 89.8 CENTS PER PACK. 2009: PRESIDENT OBAMA RAISES FEDERAL TAXES FROM 39 CENTS TO $1.01 PER PACK. EVERY YEAR, THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS MAKE $35 BILLION FROM ТОВАССО ТАXES. MANY LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES IN AMERICA ARE MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS IN CIGARETTE COMPANIES. Prudential MassMutual FINANCIAL GROUP ONE STUDY REVEALED PRUDENTIAL MASS MUTUAL WAS FOUND TO HAVE UP FINANCIAL HAD $246 MILLION OF STOCK IN PHILIP MORRIS AND REYNOLDS AMERICAN, TO$585 MILLION IN TOBACCO COMPANY STOCKS. IN JUNE 2009, THE FAMILY SMOKING PREVENTION AND TOBACCO CONTROL ACT WAS PASSED BY CONGRESS. NEW FDA REGULATIONS INCLUDE: Cigarettes 1. SALES TERMS LIKE "LIGHT" AND "LOW TAR" ARE PROHIBITED. 2. LARGER WARNING LABELS THAT COVER UP TO 50% OF THE PACKAGE 2 WARNING! WARNIN KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KLL Ku 3. TESTING AND REPORTING MORE INGREDIENTS. IT TOOK 11 YEARS TO PASS. THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IS NO STRANGER TO LAWSUITS. PLAINTIFFS LOST SO MUCH IN THE PAST DUE TO: 1988 WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT BIG O LACK OF ORGANIZATION. TOBACCO EVER LOST A LAWSUIT IN CIPOLLONE V. LIGGETT GROUP, INC. • LOOSE CLAIMS WITH NO BEFORE THEN, THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY WON ALL 30O CASES FROM 1960 TO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE. 1988. NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO BETWEEN 1994 AND 2005, TOBACCO COMPANIES WON ONLY 59% OF CASES. BATTLE IN COURT. PHILIP MORRIS'S ANNUAL LEGAL BILL IS $200 MILLION. RIDICULOUS CLAIMS MADE BY COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES: IN 1994, 7 TOBACCO EXECUTIVES TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS THAT THEY DO NOT BELIEVE NICOTINE IS ADDICTIVE. IN 1997, A REP LIKENED THE ADDICTIVE QUALITY OF CIGARETTES TO GUMMY BEARS, TELEVISION, COFFEE, AND M&Ms - WHILE UNDER OATH. ANOTHER REP ARGUED THAT BANNING CIGARETTES WAS NO SILLIER THAN BANNING SLEEP, SINCE SO MANY DEATHS OCCUR DURING SLEEP. SINCE 2005, 168 COUNTRIES HAVE SIGNED THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S TREATY ON TOBACCO CONTROL: • THE PROVISIONS PROVIDE UNIVERSAL GUIDELINES FOR PRODUCTION, SALE, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISEMENT, AND TAXATION OF TOBACCO. • THE U.S. SENATE HAS NOT YET RATIFIED THE TREATY. SOURCE http://www.thetruth.com/facts/ http://www.anti-smoking org/news/index.html http://www.rjrt.com/lawsntaxes aspx http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/ http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/06/business/06tobacco.html http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599, 1902594,00.htmlaixzz0nSIHcj3B http://www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1117367/ http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentld-178571 http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/business/health_med_fit/article/PHIL26 20090725 222605/282234/ cancercontrol.cancer.gov/tcrb/monographs/19/m19_6pdi http://seekingalpha.com http://blog.taragana.com http://www.ttb.gov/tobacco/tobacco stats shtml http://www.libraryindex.com/pages/2134/Government Courts SUING TOBACCO COMPANIES html http://www.tobacco.org/resources/history/Tobacco_History21.html http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev 124394 201-1 DO TOPIChtml term LIFE insurance Cigarette Companies IT'S EASY TO DEMONIZE CIGARETTE COMPANIES FOR SPINNING FACTS AND CAUSING NEARLY 1 IN 5 DEATHS IN AMERICA. SO WHAT'S STOPPING AMERICA FROM BANNING THIS HARMFUL DRUG? JUST HOW BIG IS "BIG TOBACCO"? FORTUNE 500 RANKS THE TOP TOBACCO COMPANY, PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL, AS THE 94TH MOST PROFITABLE COMPANY. PM INC. Google amazon.com McDonald's 6 SPACES 8 SPACES 12 SPACES KINIVIDI HIGHER HIGHER HIGHER No. 94 THAN No. 100 THAN No. 102 THAN No. 106 THE TOP 3 TOBACCO COMPANIES: Altria REYNOLDSAMERICAN INC. PHILIP MORRIS MARLBORO, L&M, PHILIP MORRIS, VIRGINIA SLIMS, ALTRIA GROUP REYNOLDS AMERICAN MARLBORO, PARLIAMENT, VIRGINIA SLIMS, CAMEL, PALL MALL, WINSTON, SALEM, CHESTERFIELD CHESTERFIELD AMERICAN SPIRITS ...THEY MADE OVER $50 BILLION IN REVENUE LAST YEAR. IN TOTAL, ALL THE TOBACCO COMPANIES MAKE $90 BILLION EVERY YEAR. IN AMERICA, CIGARETTE PRODUCTION AND SALES ARE DECLINING. PRODUCTION NUMBERS TOTAL SALES (BILLIONS) (BILLIONS OF CIGARETTES) FEBRUARY 2008 35 2006 371 FEBRUARY 2009 30 2009 300 FEBRUARY 2010 25 THE LARGEST PRODUCER IS CHINA. 2.29 TRILLION CIGARETTES IN 2009. REVENUE: $443.41 BILLION, UP 13% FROM LAST YEAR. TOBACCO TAX TIMELINE. 2002: FEDERAL TAX JUMPS 5 CENTS TO A TOTAL OF 39 CENTS. 2003: 30 STATES INCREASE TAXES. 2005: AVERAGE STATE TAX IS 89.8 CENTS PER PACK. 2009: PRESIDENT OBAMA RAISES FEDERAL TAXES FROM 39 CENTS TO $1.01 PER PACK. EVERY YEAR, THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS MAKE $35 BILLION FROM ТОВАССО ТАXES. MANY LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES IN AMERICA ARE MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS IN CIGARETTE COMPANIES. Prudential MassMutual FINANCIAL GROUP ONE STUDY REVEALED PRUDENTIAL MASS MUTUAL WAS FOUND TO HAVE UP FINANCIAL HAD $246 MILLION OF STOCK IN PHILIP MORRIS AND REYNOLDS AMERICAN, TO$585 MILLION IN TOBACCO COMPANY STOCKS. IN JUNE 2009, THE FAMILY SMOKING PREVENTION AND TOBACCO CONTROL ACT WAS PASSED BY CONGRESS. NEW FDA REGULATIONS INCLUDE: Cigarettes 1. SALES TERMS LIKE "LIGHT" AND "LOW TAR" ARE PROHIBITED. 2. LARGER WARNING LABELS THAT COVER UP TO 50% OF THE PACKAGE 2 WARNING! WARNIN KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KLL Ku 3. TESTING AND REPORTING MORE INGREDIENTS. IT TOOK 11 YEARS TO PASS. THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IS NO STRANGER TO LAWSUITS. PLAINTIFFS LOST SO MUCH IN THE PAST DUE TO: 1988 WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT BIG O LACK OF ORGANIZATION. TOBACCO EVER LOST A LAWSUIT IN CIPOLLONE V. LIGGETT GROUP, INC. • LOOSE CLAIMS WITH NO BEFORE THEN, THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY WON ALL 30O CASES FROM 1960 TO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE. 1988. NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO BETWEEN 1994 AND 2005, TOBACCO COMPANIES WON ONLY 59% OF CASES. BATTLE IN COURT. PHILIP MORRIS'S ANNUAL LEGAL BILL IS $200 MILLION. RIDICULOUS CLAIMS MADE BY COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES: IN 1994, 7 TOBACCO EXECUTIVES TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS THAT THEY DO NOT BELIEVE NICOTINE IS ADDICTIVE. IN 1997, A REP LIKENED THE ADDICTIVE QUALITY OF CIGARETTES TO GUMMY BEARS, TELEVISION, COFFEE, AND M&Ms - WHILE UNDER OATH. ANOTHER REP ARGUED THAT BANNING CIGARETTES WAS NO SILLIER THAN BANNING SLEEP, SINCE SO MANY DEATHS OCCUR DURING SLEEP. SINCE 2005, 168 COUNTRIES HAVE SIGNED THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S TREATY ON TOBACCO CONTROL: • THE PROVISIONS PROVIDE UNIVERSAL GUIDELINES FOR PRODUCTION, SALE, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISEMENT, AND TAXATION OF TOBACCO. • THE U.S. SENATE HAS NOT YET RATIFIED THE TREATY. SOURCE http://www.thetruth.com/facts/ http://www.anti-smoking org/news/index.html http://www.rjrt.com/lawsntaxes aspx http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/ http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/06/business/06tobacco.html http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599, 1902594,00.htmlaixzz0nSIHcj3B http://www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1117367/ http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentld-178571 http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/business/health_med_fit/article/PHIL26 20090725 222605/282234/ cancercontrol.cancer.gov/tcrb/monographs/19/m19_6pdi http://seekingalpha.com http://blog.taragana.com http://www.ttb.gov/tobacco/tobacco stats shtml http://www.libraryindex.com/pages/2134/Government Courts SUING TOBACCO COMPANIES html http://www.tobacco.org/resources/history/Tobacco_History21.html http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev 124394 201-1 DO TOPIChtml term LIFE insurance Cigarette Companies IT'S EASY TO DEMONIZE CIGARETTE COMPANIES FOR SPINNING FACTS AND CAUSING NEARLY 1 IN 5 DEATHS IN AMERICA. SO WHAT'S STOPPING AMERICA FROM BANNING THIS HARMFUL DRUG? JUST HOW BIG IS "BIG TOBACCO"? FORTUNE 500 RANKS THE TOP TOBACCO COMPANY, PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL, AS THE 94TH MOST PROFITABLE COMPANY. PM INC. Google amazon.com McDonald's 6 SPACES 8 SPACES 12 SPACES KINIVIDI HIGHER HIGHER HIGHER No. 94 THAN No. 100 THAN No. 102 THAN No. 106 THE TOP 3 TOBACCO COMPANIES: Altria REYNOLDSAMERICAN INC. PHILIP MORRIS MARLBORO, L&M, PHILIP MORRIS, VIRGINIA SLIMS, ALTRIA GROUP REYNOLDS AMERICAN MARLBORO, PARLIAMENT, VIRGINIA SLIMS, CAMEL, PALL MALL, WINSTON, SALEM, CHESTERFIELD CHESTERFIELD AMERICAN SPIRITS ...THEY MADE OVER $50 BILLION IN REVENUE LAST YEAR. IN TOTAL, ALL THE TOBACCO COMPANIES MAKE $90 BILLION EVERY YEAR. IN AMERICA, CIGARETTE PRODUCTION AND SALES ARE DECLINING. PRODUCTION NUMBERS TOTAL SALES (BILLIONS) (BILLIONS OF CIGARETTES) FEBRUARY 2008 35 2006 371 FEBRUARY 2009 30 2009 300 FEBRUARY 2010 25 THE LARGEST PRODUCER IS CHINA. 2.29 TRILLION CIGARETTES IN 2009. REVENUE: $443.41 BILLION, UP 13% FROM LAST YEAR. TOBACCO TAX TIMELINE. 2002: FEDERAL TAX JUMPS 5 CENTS TO A TOTAL OF 39 CENTS. 2003: 30 STATES INCREASE TAXES. 2005: AVERAGE STATE TAX IS 89.8 CENTS PER PACK. 2009: PRESIDENT OBAMA RAISES FEDERAL TAXES FROM 39 CENTS TO $1.01 PER PACK. EVERY YEAR, THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS MAKE $35 BILLION FROM ТОВАССО ТАXES. MANY LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES IN AMERICA ARE MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS IN CIGARETTE COMPANIES. Prudential MassMutual FINANCIAL GROUP ONE STUDY REVEALED PRUDENTIAL MASS MUTUAL WAS FOUND TO HAVE UP FINANCIAL HAD $246 MILLION OF STOCK IN PHILIP MORRIS AND REYNOLDS AMERICAN, TO$585 MILLION IN TOBACCO COMPANY STOCKS. IN JUNE 2009, THE FAMILY SMOKING PREVENTION AND TOBACCO CONTROL ACT WAS PASSED BY CONGRESS. NEW FDA REGULATIONS INCLUDE: Cigarettes 1. SALES TERMS LIKE "LIGHT" AND "LOW TAR" ARE PROHIBITED. 2. LARGER WARNING LABELS THAT COVER UP TO 50% OF THE PACKAGE 2 WARNING! WARNIN KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KLL Ku 3. TESTING AND REPORTING MORE INGREDIENTS. IT TOOK 11 YEARS TO PASS. THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IS NO STRANGER TO LAWSUITS. PLAINTIFFS LOST SO MUCH IN THE PAST DUE TO: 1988 WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT BIG O LACK OF ORGANIZATION. TOBACCO EVER LOST A LAWSUIT IN CIPOLLONE V. LIGGETT GROUP, INC. • LOOSE CLAIMS WITH NO BEFORE THEN, THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY WON ALL 30O CASES FROM 1960 TO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE. 1988. NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO BETWEEN 1994 AND 2005, TOBACCO COMPANIES WON ONLY 59% OF CASES. BATTLE IN COURT. PHILIP MORRIS'S ANNUAL LEGAL BILL IS $200 MILLION. RIDICULOUS CLAIMS MADE BY COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES: IN 1994, 7 TOBACCO EXECUTIVES TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS THAT THEY DO NOT BELIEVE NICOTINE IS ADDICTIVE. IN 1997, A REP LIKENED THE ADDICTIVE QUALITY OF CIGARETTES TO GUMMY BEARS, TELEVISION, COFFEE, AND M&Ms - WHILE UNDER OATH. ANOTHER REP ARGUED THAT BANNING CIGARETTES WAS NO SILLIER THAN BANNING SLEEP, SINCE SO MANY DEATHS OCCUR DURING SLEEP. SINCE 2005, 168 COUNTRIES HAVE SIGNED THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S TREATY ON TOBACCO CONTROL: • THE PROVISIONS PROVIDE UNIVERSAL GUIDELINES FOR PRODUCTION, SALE, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISEMENT, AND TAXATION OF TOBACCO. • THE U.S. SENATE HAS NOT YET RATIFIED THE TREATY. SOURCE http://www.thetruth.com/facts/ http://www.anti-smoking org/news/index.html http://www.rjrt.com/lawsntaxes aspx http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/ http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/06/business/06tobacco.html http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599, 1902594,00.htmlaixzz0nSIHcj3B http://www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1117367/ http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentld-178571 http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/business/health_med_fit/article/PHIL26 20090725 222605/282234/ cancercontrol.cancer.gov/tcrb/monographs/19/m19_6pdi http://seekingalpha.com http://blog.taragana.com http://www.ttb.gov/tobacco/tobacco stats shtml http://www.libraryindex.com/pages/2134/Government Courts SUING TOBACCO COMPANIES html http://www.tobacco.org/resources/history/Tobacco_History21.html http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev 124394 201-1 DO TOPIChtml term LIFE insurance Cigarette Companies IT'S EASY TO DEMONIZE CIGARETTE COMPANIES FOR SPINNING FACTS AND CAUSING NEARLY 1 IN 5 DEATHS IN AMERICA. SO WHAT'S STOPPING AMERICA FROM BANNING THIS HARMFUL DRUG? JUST HOW BIG IS "BIG TOBACCO"? FORTUNE 500 RANKS THE TOP TOBACCO COMPANY, PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL, AS THE 94TH MOST PROFITABLE COMPANY. PM INC. Google amazon.com McDonald's 6 SPACES 8 SPACES 12 SPACES KINIVIDI HIGHER HIGHER HIGHER No. 94 THAN No. 100 THAN No. 102 THAN No. 106 THE TOP 3 TOBACCO COMPANIES: Altria REYNOLDSAMERICAN INC. PHILIP MORRIS MARLBORO, L&M, PHILIP MORRIS, VIRGINIA SLIMS, ALTRIA GROUP REYNOLDS AMERICAN MARLBORO, PARLIAMENT, VIRGINIA SLIMS, CAMEL, PALL MALL, WINSTON, SALEM, CHESTERFIELD CHESTERFIELD AMERICAN SPIRITS ...THEY MADE OVER $50 BILLION IN REVENUE LAST YEAR. IN TOTAL, ALL THE TOBACCO COMPANIES MAKE $90 BILLION EVERY YEAR. IN AMERICA, CIGARETTE PRODUCTION AND SALES ARE DECLINING. PRODUCTION NUMBERS TOTAL SALES (BILLIONS) (BILLIONS OF CIGARETTES) FEBRUARY 2008 35 2006 371 FEBRUARY 2009 30 2009 300 FEBRUARY 2010 25 THE LARGEST PRODUCER IS CHINA. 2.29 TRILLION CIGARETTES IN 2009. REVENUE: $443.41 BILLION, UP 13% FROM LAST YEAR. TOBACCO TAX TIMELINE. 2002: FEDERAL TAX JUMPS 5 CENTS TO A TOTAL OF 39 CENTS. 2003: 30 STATES INCREASE TAXES. 2005: AVERAGE STATE TAX IS 89.8 CENTS PER PACK. 2009: PRESIDENT OBAMA RAISES FEDERAL TAXES FROM 39 CENTS TO $1.01 PER PACK. EVERY YEAR, THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS MAKE $35 BILLION FROM ТОВАССО ТАXES. MANY LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES IN AMERICA ARE MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS IN CIGARETTE COMPANIES. Prudential MassMutual FINANCIAL GROUP ONE STUDY REVEALED PRUDENTIAL MASS MUTUAL WAS FOUND TO HAVE UP FINANCIAL HAD $246 MILLION OF STOCK IN PHILIP MORRIS AND REYNOLDS AMERICAN, TO$585 MILLION IN TOBACCO COMPANY STOCKS. IN JUNE 2009, THE FAMILY SMOKING PREVENTION AND TOBACCO CONTROL ACT WAS PASSED BY CONGRESS. NEW FDA REGULATIONS INCLUDE: Cigarettes 1. SALES TERMS LIKE "LIGHT" AND "LOW TAR" ARE PROHIBITED. 2. LARGER WARNING LABELS THAT COVER UP TO 50% OF THE PACKAGE 2 WARNING! WARNIN KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KLL Ku 3. TESTING AND REPORTING MORE INGREDIENTS. IT TOOK 11 YEARS TO PASS. THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IS NO STRANGER TO LAWSUITS. PLAINTIFFS LOST SO MUCH IN THE PAST DUE TO: 1988 WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT BIG O LACK OF ORGANIZATION. TOBACCO EVER LOST A LAWSUIT IN CIPOLLONE V. LIGGETT GROUP, INC. • LOOSE CLAIMS WITH NO BEFORE THEN, THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY WON ALL 30O CASES FROM 1960 TO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE. 1988. NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO BETWEEN 1994 AND 2005, TOBACCO COMPANIES WON ONLY 59% OF CASES. BATTLE IN COURT. PHILIP MORRIS'S ANNUAL LEGAL BILL IS $200 MILLION. RIDICULOUS CLAIMS MADE BY COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES: IN 1994, 7 TOBACCO EXECUTIVES TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS THAT THEY DO NOT BELIEVE NICOTINE IS ADDICTIVE. IN 1997, A REP LIKENED THE ADDICTIVE QUALITY OF CIGARETTES TO GUMMY BEARS, TELEVISION, COFFEE, AND M&Ms - WHILE UNDER OATH. ANOTHER REP ARGUED THAT BANNING CIGARETTES WAS NO SILLIER THAN BANNING SLEEP, SINCE SO MANY DEATHS OCCUR DURING SLEEP. SINCE 2005, 168 COUNTRIES HAVE SIGNED THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S TREATY ON TOBACCO CONTROL: • THE PROVISIONS PROVIDE UNIVERSAL GUIDELINES FOR PRODUCTION, SALE, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISEMENT, AND TAXATION OF TOBACCO. • THE U.S. SENATE HAS NOT YET RATIFIED THE TREATY. SOURCE http://www.thetruth.com/facts/ http://www.anti-smoking org/news/index.html http://www.rjrt.com/lawsntaxes aspx http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/ http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/06/business/06tobacco.html http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599, 1902594,00.htmlaixzz0nSIHcj3B http://www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1117367/ http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentld-178571 http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/business/health_med_fit/article/PHIL26 20090725 222605/282234/ cancercontrol.cancer.gov/tcrb/monographs/19/m19_6pdi http://seekingalpha.com http://blog.taragana.com http://www.ttb.gov/tobacco/tobacco stats shtml http://www.libraryindex.com/pages/2134/Government Courts SUING TOBACCO COMPANIES html http://www.tobacco.org/resources/history/Tobacco_History21.html http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev 124394 201-1 DO TOPIChtml term LIFE insurance

Cigarette Companies and the Tobacco Industry

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