Hold the phone! Philip Morris, THE poster child of Big Tobacco and one of the most powerful multinational companies in the world, has filed an application with the FDA seeking approval for a new vaporizer, according this story in tech blog Engadget.
Is this an admission that traditional tobacco cigarettes are finally dead? An initial attempt by Big Tobacco to find a foothold into the lucrative cannabis consumption devices market? A desperate ploy? Whatever the case perhaps the most startling bit of data from the application is Philip Morris' claim that vapor has 90 percent fewer harmful chemicals than normal cigarette smoke.
Philip Morris USA brands include Marlboro, Merit, Parliament, Virginia Slims and Benson & Hedges (do they still make these?)
Crazy times, folks. Crazy times.