Tobacco CEO Sees End to Cigarettes in Britain in 10 Years

For years, Philip Morris has said that its future will not include Marlboro cigarettes as it shifts to electronic devices.

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The chief executive of the company that makes Marlboro cigarettes was quoted by Britain’s Mail on Sunday as saying that the tobacco company foresaw an end to its sales of traditional cigarettes in Britain within 10 years. “I want to allow this company to leave smoking behind,” Jacek Olczak, the CEO of Philip Morris International, was quoted in the paper saying. “I think in the UK, ten years from now maximum, you can completely solve…

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