Cigars and chewing tobacco contain cancer-causing chemicals just like cigarettes.
Cigar smokers are four to ten times more likely to suffer from cancer of the
throat, larynx and esophagus than nonsmokers. This is largely due to the size of
cigars. Smoking one cigar is like smoking about 10 cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco
causes cancer of the mouth, tongue and throat -- just ask Rick Bender
He calls himself, the "Man With No
We begin this section highlighting a 1977 report released by Clifford Goldsmith, President of
Philip Morris USA. This shocking account illustrates how Philip Morris, leaders of the tobacco industry,
worked to confuse the public, discredit other reseachers and anti-smoking groups such as
the American Cancer Society and American Lung Association. These and other tactics including (but
not limited to) "buying" political influence with massive political contributions, threats of
legal action, and creating front groups such as the National Smokers' Alliance that hid the
tobacco industry's real intentions and delayed social action for more than three decades. Remember,
in 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General originally sounded the alarm about smoking.
Today, Philip Morris says they have changed. This again is another deception. They now use
their massive financial resources in an attempt to change the public's image of their company (see
Philip Morris Attempts To Re-create Their Corporate Image
have purchased more respectable companies such as Kraft foods and Miller beer, hoping to shield
criticism about their most profitable industry -- tobacco. Further, this American company is focusing
heavily on growing their overseas markets in China, Russia and the developing world. Their
marketing and promotion of tobacco products will lead to the eventual death of millions of people worldwide.
This is how the world will remember America -- and each of us. We are the Merchants of the
1977 WHITE PAPER SMOKING AND HEALTH: THE UNTOLD STORY
Clifford H. Goldsmith, President
Philip Morris U.S.A.