Friday, April 19, 2013

Lorillard Buys blu ecigs (Jeffrey Wigand Was Right All Along)

In April of 2012, Lorillard Tobacco Co., the maker of Newport, sets out to secure it's revenue.  Not that there's anything wrong with that!  But as menthol cigarettes are facing scrutiny by the FDA and may soon be eliminated all together, the third largest tobacco company is looking for their own nicotine replacement therapy in blu ecigs.

Remember the Insider with Russell Crow and Al Pacino?  "A delivery device for nicotine.  Put it in your mouth, light it up and you're gonna get your fix."

So while this is from a movie, based on the experience of Jeffrey Wigand, this is the general feeling inside big tobacco and as I've mentioned before, the clear cut example of why there is no real difference between big tobacco and a man like Pablo Escobar.

But Dave, Big Tobacco doesn't go around killing people....

You sure?

How many deaths annually from tobacco related illness?  Consider chew, dip, cigars, then cigarettes.  The number is massive and way larger than any Mexican Cartel 's activity.

Don't get me wrong here, I think tobacco should remain legal, along with alcohol and I support Peter Tosh on the "marry-ju-wanna" deal.  People should have the right to use any of these products as little or as much as they want.  They also have a right to make an educated decision on how those product will effect their body and mind.

And while the ecig is not as blatantly harmful as a traditional cigarette, it does not mean it will be without consequence.   Remember it wasn't too long ago doctors recommended cigarettes, so before you go puffing away on "harmless water vapor" remember, there may be more to it than that.

Remember that ultimately, you are choosing to feed the hunger of an addiction.  Gotta get your fix, one way or another.  And if you are transitioning off of cigarettes with the ecig, keep in mind, you are only prolonging the inevitable, which is a one-on-one battle with a highly addictive and toxic chemical known as nicotine.

When that day comes you have to get your head right to face this tough opponent and win.  Fortunately, there's a book that will help you get your head right to kick the habit once and for all and for good!  You can get a copy and more information on the book at my website, where you'll find out how to stop smoking without having to quit!