The CEO of Philip Morris International believes that cigarettes should be outlawed – and plans to stop selling them in the UK.
Jacek Olczak says his company – which makes Marlboro, Virginia Slims, and other brands – will stop selling cigarettes in the next 10 years, as the company moves its focus to smoke-free products and cigarette alternatives.
Olczak says a government ban “can solve the problem once and forever”.
Philip Morris International is separate from the U.S.-based Altria, which makes and distributes Marlboro products in the United States.
Philip Morris International CEO said cigarettes should be banned and that the company will stop selling Marlboros in the UK within a decade https://t.co/qOqb04YzB7
— Business Insider (@BusinessInsider) July 26, 2021
Could a ban like this ever happen in the U.S.? Why have public attitudes towards smoking changed so much over the last few decades?