Originally Posted by atbglenn
Congrats on quitting smoking.
I've always hated cigarette smoke. It took my mother's life Christmas Day in 1997 so it's a personal thing for me. When I see a young kid smoking, it really pisses me off. Of course I don't say anything, but it just rubs me the wrong way.
I was a heavy smoker (40 red Marlboro Red/day) and gave up about 10 years ago.
I started doing some research on tobacco companies before I quit and what I read gave me a lot of motivation:
-Since the number of smokers in America started to decrease, the tobacco companies have been doing all they could to open new markets in other parts of the world (mainly Asia and China). There were reports of BAT(British American Tobacco)supporting and profiting from cigarette smuggling to Asia.
-In Japan, JAPAN TOBACCO owns Burger King.
-In the states, the largest tobacco company in the world,Philip Morris owns Miller and Kraft. Here's a list of what we all consume that come from the same people who sell us cigarettes:
Miller Brewing Brands: Miller Geniune Draft, Miller Lite, Miller High Life, Lowenbrau, Red Dog, Leinenkugel’s, Icehouse, Milwaukee’s Best, Meister Brau, Sharps, Magnum, Celis, Shipyard, Olde English 800, Hamm’s, Mickey’s and Henry Weinhart’s. Miller has a majority interest in Molson USA, LLC, who imports Asahi, Presidente, Molson, and Foster’s into the US market
Kraft Foods Brands: Miracle Whip, Good Seasons, Jell-O, Sure Jell, Certo, , Kool-Aid, Seven Seas, Country Time, Taco Bell Home Originals, Baker’s Baking Products, Maxwell House Coffee, Sanka, Yuban Coffee, General Foods International Coffee, Cool Whip, Dream Whip, Athenos Cheese, Cheez Whiz, Cracker Barrel, Velveeta, Claussen Pickles, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, DiGiorno Italian Sauces and Pizzas, Calument Baking Powder, Minute Rice, Shake ‘N Bake, Oven Fry, Altoids, Toblerone Chocolate, Stove Top Stuffing, Capri Juice Drinks, Crystal Light, Tang, Bull’s Eye Barbecue Sauce, Knudsen, Sealtest, Breakstone’s, Light N’ Lively, Breyers, Jack’s Pizza, Tombstone Pizza
Post Cereals: (Alpha-Bits, Grape Nuts, Raisin Brands, Banana Nut Chrunch, Pebbles, Toasties, Oreo’s, etc.)
Oscar Meyer Products
Louis Rich Products
Kraft also distributes and sells Starbucks coffee and California Pizza Kitchen products.