John Oliver Lights Up The Tobacco Industry And Their International Legal Shenanigans

February 16, 2015 5:33 PM

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John Oliver Lights Up The Tobacco Industry And Their International Legal Shenanigans

On Sunday night's "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver walked us through the vast and complicated legal activity of the tobacco industry, specifically Phillip Morris International (PMI), owner of the brand Marlboro.

Though Americans are smoking less, (adult rates fell from 48% in 1964 to just 18% in 2014), the tobacco industry is somehow still as profitable as ever. "It's an aging product that's decreasing in popularity and yet it just can't stop making money," says Oliver. "It's basically the cultural equivale...

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