News Marlboro Parent Company Looking to Stop Cigarette Production Forever in Favor of Smoke-Free Products

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  1. Stan Beeman

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    https://www.newsweek.com/marlboro-p...nal-stop-making-cigarettes-smoke-free-1285076

    Philip Morris International, the tobacco giant behind Marlboro and other leading brands, is hoping to phase out manufacturing cigarettes entirely and move into smoke-free products only.

    The New York-based multibillion-dollar company announced that they’ve chosen to do “something really big” by moving away from cigarette production and placing emphasis on electronic substitutes instead.

    The company is currently focusing on IQOS, a device that heats tobacco rather than burning it. It claims the product can potentially reduce the number of noxious chemicals found in cigarette smoke by 95 percent, although research is still being conducted.

    “If we stop selling cigarettes, some else is going to sell them because people buy them,” Andre Calantzopoulos, CEO of Phillip Morris International, told Sky News. “So I don’t think that will have any impact on public health or the health of people.
     
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    I saw that earlier, no more Marlboros huh?

    I have a couple of smoke free years under my belt, i dont miss them
     
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    No more cowboy killing Marlboro Reds? That sucks...

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    Major congrats.

    Nicotine is one hell of a tough drug to kick.
     
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    What’s hilarious is that initially Phillip Morris marketed the Marlboro brand to women...
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    I miss Marlboros.
     
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    what a drag. :toke:
     
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    Lucy and Desi sell Phillip Morris cigarettes.

     
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    Never touched a cig in my life.
     
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    Tobacco-free since 2003

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    Thats damn good.
     
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    I quit over 20 years ago, Marlboro Reds original were the fucking best. Even though I hate when people smoke near me and I won’t allow anyone to smoke in my home or my truck, every once in awhile I’ll see a pack of them and think, damn they were awesome. But I never give in to the moment because I know I’ll be sorry when I’m half way into the pack.
     
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    It's tough no doubt, just remember being out of breath for nothing, that helps resist the urge.
     
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    And now you get to pay $10 a day to feel like that. At the risk of sounding old as Dave , I remember them being 75 cents a pack in the vending machines we used to get them from as kids.
     
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    I'm smoking a Marlboro light at the moment.
     
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    Yep, thats a very expensive habit these days
     
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    I haven't had Red in 5 years.
     
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    Good for you, I need to quit but I've been saying that for 30 years.
     
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    I used Chantix and it worked.

    I don't know If I could've went cold turkey
     
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