Major news outlets are reporting a very interesting story about how it turns out that good old tobacco actually is instrumental in finding a way to stop the coronavirus outbreak that so far has killed over a thousand people in China.
It’s not completely new information. There are stories about tobacco being beneficial in developing vaccines for the flu in other years, but this one is really right on time for tobacco companies. Right on the heels of sweeping legislation that raised the age to legally purchase tobacco products from nineteen to twenty-one in the United States, this could be just the feel-good moment that Big Tobacco needs to get a little positivity going in the mainstream media and in their bank accounts.
Out there in the conspiracy world, there are whispers that maybe these two convenient events are connected. Could Big Tobacco somehow be in league with pharmaceutical industries to manufacture a crisis like this just so they can be the hero to step in and save the day?
Honestly, there is little evidence to support such a farfetched theory. It’s true. We need a little more to go on than that. Having said that, before you dismiss any and all conspiracy theories about this, think about the history of tobacco in America. It’s certainly not outside the moral compass of Big Tobacco to do such a thing, that’s for sure. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below.