Lobbyists with conservative ties nixed new cigarette warnings.

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milo204
Lobbyists with conservative ties nixed new cigarette warnings.

Saw this article about how "shocking" it is that the tobacco lobby may have had something to do with the governments recent decision to drop the expanded warning labels on cigarette packages.  Apparently the lobbyists had ties to the conservatives.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/12/08/tobacco-conservatives-lobbying...

 

Is it just me, or is this not exactly how it works for EVERYTHING?  That lobbyists with ties to the government managed to get their way and stop some measure that might harm their profits, should not surprise anyone.  Have they been following the process with labeling GM foods?  How about oil companies and the tar sands, drilling in the arctic, pipelines etc?  

Just seems they're more willing to make it an issue because it's a universally hated corporation like a cigarette company, but when it's a "good" industry it's kept out of public view. 

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