’ Denial Essay, Research Paper
Tobacco companies are now in trouble, confronted by all the scientific research results from the society, that cigarets makers have been concealing the fact that tobacco contains an addictive drug from an unwary public. Tobacco industry researchers say throughout the years it has been showed that smoking causes diseases such as oral and lung cancers, emphysema, and heart disease. There have also risen recent law suits against tobacco companies for what they have been told the public about the harmlessness of smoking. All the while, tobacco companies are still trying to find intelligent ways to get rid of all the attacks which will likely knock them out, the proved evidence of human health has already slapped cigaret makers right in the face for their unethical business advertising.
Good Evidence and good ethics are inseparable. However, what tobacco companies did and are still conducting to the entire society is denying there is no connection between smoking and illness by announcing “the facts aren’t all in.” The most intolerable behavior of cigarette industry so far has been using its “efforts” to keep kids from smoking to present smoking to kids as the “adult” thing to do. Smoking by teenagers has risen 10% since the camel cartoon character came on the scene. Moreover, Globally, cigarette companies are getting people in third world countries hooked by linking smoking to the glamorous “American” life style. This promotes smoking among young people. As a result, one of most obvious effects brought up was after American tobacco companies came on the scene, smoking rates among male Korean teenagers rose from 18% to 30% in just one year. The rate in teenaged girls increased from less than 2% to nearly 9%. Per capita cigarette consumption in the developing world has risen on average by more than 70% during the last 25 years due to tobacco industry campaigns. Although the anti-tobacco war hasn’t reach its final victory, yet the misinforming the society unethically of smoky effects will lead a vicious punch in tobacco industry.