Specifically, the May 15, 2011 iTwire story 'Cigarette chief is butt of criticism' discusses comments made by Louis Camilleri, the CEO of Philip Morris.
Camilleri states (bold and underlined added for emphasis), 'We take our responsibility very seriously, and I don't think we get enough recognition for the efforts we make to ensure that there is effective worldwide regulation of a product that is harmful and that is addictive. Nevertheless, whilst it is addictive, it is not that hard to quit. ... There are more previous smokers in America today than current smokers." [Associated Press: 'Philip Morris Int. CEO: Cigs not that hard to quit']
Elisabeth Gundersen, a nurse and a member of the group The Nightingales Nurses, prompted Camilleri's comment when she stated that the use of tobacco products kill more than 400,000 Americans each year and 5 million people worldwide annually.
Doctors and nurses all over the United States and within other industrialized countries agree that cigarette products are dangerous - they harm and even kill people when used as intended. So, why not make tobacco products illegal?
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