Flashback: How the media, journalists, and universities; funded and directed by Nicoderm, Nicorette, & Nicotrol money; get smoking bans enactedCTA first uncovered this $2.3 million Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Nicoderm) grant back in 2005. We then had an opportunity to ask its recipient the goal of the funding, the doctor provided the insight we expected. Namely, rent seeking, corrupt legislation we know as smoking bans were the ultimate agenda of Johnson & Johnson Company's political division RWJF, product marketing scheme. Force governments to ban the use of their competitor's product .....cigarettes, which would then increase the use and sale of their products.....Nicoderm, Nicorette, Nicotrol, Commit, etc.; and it works (tripling demand).......as long as lawmakers remain ignorant of the facts.
Of course media interests which rely on advertising revenue from heavyweights like Johnson & Johnson Company are not about to kill the goose that lays the "golden" egg by reporting the facts. Sales of Nicoderm, Nicorette, Nicotrol, Commit, etc. exceed $500,000,000.00 annually, just in the U.S. alone (not including Walmart sales). The cost however, to small businesses and jobs is staggering.