Cigarette Companies and Their Underhanded Tactics

“As a former cigarette company employee, I have no sympathy for their attempts to challenge the Federal Government’s plain packaging” writes David Donovan, a former tobacco company employee, in an op ed in Independent Australia in response to the Australian tobacco industry’s efforts to reverse new packaging rules. Cigarette companies have bribed and subverted the political process for too long. I know this, because for three years in the mid-1990s, I worked for a cigarette company in Brisbane, where I saw this company blatantly try to ensure employees, including myself, were hooked on nicotine, as well as their bribery of politicians and public officials.”