Are We Proud of this?

I am sure there are many who strongly favor anti-smoking laws and actions as I do. Given the volumes of data supporting the damage smoking causes to our health, etc. one would think there is no surprise here. However, what I find disgusting but sadly not surprising is how far the tobacco related business interests have gone to fight these restriction and protect their revenues.

Use the link below to read a NYT article that describes how US Chamber of Commerce puts its muscle behind protecting the tobacco industry interests worldwide. As one would expect, the major effort is directed to the less developed and poor countries. Think of it … this how OUR Chamber of Commerce thinks it can further US prestige, interests, and earn goodwill. It’s sickening.:(

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/business/international/us-chamber-works-globally-to-fight-antismoking-measures.html?_r=&em_pos=large&emc=edit_nk_20150702&nl=nickkristof&nlid=61803850

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