The CEO of Phillip Morris surprised many this week by saying the company wants to get out of the cigarette market. This doesn’t surprise me in the least. As a (former) teacher, I can tell you that cigarette smoking is almost unheard of among teens.

What is popular with teens is vaping. Vapes come in different flavors: bubble gum, Tutti Fruity, Watermelon, Cotton Candy, and other candy flavors are enticing a new generation of customers into smoking at a time when cigarette smoking just isn’t cool anymore, and that doesn’t even address the vapes that contain cannabis. Most of the kids in high school are vaping.

Two years ago, Jim Cramer did a story on how vapes were killing the cigarette industry. If you were surprised by this, you haven’t been paying attention.

Categories: economics


Ben · July 29, 2021 at 11:58 am

I see vaping as societal progress. People can get their nicotine fix with less health risk than smoking tobacco. Add in tasty flavors and that’s win-win.

Phil Moss · July 29, 2021 at 1:18 pm

Nope nope nope.
Tobacco smoke doesn’t leave oily film on the capillaries in your lungs….oily film equals almost ZERO oxygen absorption…seen it first hand…vaping kills…WORSE than clean tobacco smoke…do some research.

I’ll shaddup now…

Okie Phil

Chris · July 29, 2021 at 9:18 pm

Is there anything that isn’t a damn rerun.

    Divemedic · July 30, 2021 at 4:37 am

    What do you mean?

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