It’s in the news recently that British American Tobacco (BAT) has been accused of “corporate espionage” in South Africa. It’s hardly surprising to anyone who knows how tobacco companies have operated for the past century, and continue to do so:
These tobacco companies are nothing but criminal organizations that are in the business of addicting people, particularly kids and youth, with the aims of making their executives and shareholders wealthy.
You may read my post on how I found out that BAT knowingly and illegally marketed their cigarettes in Ethiopia:
It’s part of their strategy to addict more kids in the poorest areas of the world.
BUT THE BIGGEST CRIME THAT BAT AND OTHER TOBACCO COMPANIES HAVE COMMITTED AND CONTINUE TO PERPETRATE IS THAT OF CAUSING ONE OF THE BIGGEST PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMS IN HISTORY: THE PLAGUE OF TOBACCO-RELATED DISEASE.