Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
Big Tobacco =/= Big $$$?
Yes it is, and their lobbyists were able to keep up the charade for several years before the evidence was so obvious that the propaganda simply couldn't work anymore. Its a lot harder to convince people that there isn't a link between tobacco and cancer today when they see their relatives cough their lungs up and drop dead. Climate change isn't as visible in everyone's everyday life. But undoubtedly, there will come a point, just like cancer, when climate change will become apparent to the common man, and at such a time, the political clout will cease to keep up the charade on this issue, just as it did with tobacco.

That being said, the tobacco lobby is still quite effective in snuffing out potential competitors with their anti-marijuana rhetoric and support.