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  1. toxicsugar22
    • one year ago
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    The documentary started off with Victor DeNoble talking about his family, how his father never learned how to read and how everyone saw the same sad future for him. He ended up attending college at the encouragement of his father to “meet smart women” and that’s where he found out he actually had dyslexia but changed that and learned how to read. He was the first in his family to graduate college, post doctorate, became a scientist and received a job offer from Phillip Morris Company. His job would be to test different nicotine alterings to find one that basically made the brain crave it but have no effects on the heart. Phillip Morris Company goal was to create something equally addictive but kills less people because, dead people don’t buy cigarettes so they have to keep their consumers alive to keep buying their products (Evan, 2013). Victor DeNoble being the scientist that he is discovered how addictive nicotine is (drug-like) especially when combined with other forces which would directly affect the views of tobacco companies and their sales overall. Upon him making this discovery, running tests on rats and forming publications of his findings, Phillip Morris Company fired him. Years later it came to an intense trial with the committee of health and the environment and the presidents of the top seven tobacco companies. Justice was set when Judge Kessler found these tobacco companies guilty of basically racketeering and selling products without disclosing the harm in which they knew the product caused. I found a lot of things in this documentary to be surprising, starting with Victor DeNoble’s test on the rats in which he realized that he had to lower the dosage of nicotine given and space out the time frame in which he gave it to the rats. It was interesting because he related it back to humans such as how long it takes us to smoke a cigarette and then how often we do it which when tested gave better results as the rat pressed the lever more and more as the days went on. I also found it surprising how the Phillips Morris Company didn’t really care about the people as they originally tried to make it seem, they really only cared about the range of their consumers’ life span and their profit. The most important contribution that Victor DeNoble has made in my opinion is questioning the components in cigarette smoke, finding out that acetaldehyde is the addictive factor and exposing Philips Morris Company (Evan, 2013). He made it known that Nicotine is addictive and the overall goal of the company wasn’t to “save lives” but to save their company and their profit by altering nicotine to make people crave it but not die from it. I also believe he is making a positive contribution now through his efforts in teaching kids about the dangers and harms coincided with smoking, cigarettes, tobacco, nicotine and other factors. Tobacco companies are slowly declining and the future of them looks slim to none. As time progresses more and more places are becoming smoke free, with different regulations in place, health adversities of smoking now being known beforehand and overall push for better health these companies don’t have much of a chance. Also with the mass production of advertisements against smoking and the tallying total of 20 million plus deaths due to tobacco times are changing and the percentage of Americans adults who smoke has dropped from 43% to 18% (Economist, 2015).

  2. toxicsugar22
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    i need to reply to this, what is your opinion of this article

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    my opinion is that it is a long article :P

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I just skimmed it over but for the most part it sounds like it is supporting nonsmoking which i support too

  5. Ali***
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    i love it

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I don't really know. i haven't done something like this before. Sorry.

  7. toxicsugar22
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  8. toxicsugar22
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    sorry for long tag

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So, what do I need to do here? :P

  10. toxicsugar22
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    all you need to do here is write what is you opinion of this article do you agree or not, if so what do you agree with i need an answer is 50 words or less from peers

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I agree with pretty much everything being said here, since I am against smoking as well. I also have intense hatred for tobacco companies. Their motto might as well be, "We kill you, and take your money :D" I also think that more and more things should be done to prevent people from smoking and helping them quit. These fancy resorts that you can go to to quit are pretty much useless for 99.5% of smokers since they do not have the money to do that. Maybe scientists should try to help humanity instead of getting paid to create more and more weapons used to kill each other. This world is a cold place.

  12. Kash_TheSmartGuy
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    Don't just write people's name on there. Read the "Terms and Conditions" and "Privacy Policy"

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Well, I guess this is what life is all about. People kill people. They make money to kill people. They invented anything even if it is harmful to everyone obviously because they are greedy and just want to earn more money.

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