Andrew Figgs

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Photography Major from Western Washington University . I joined MBV back in December 2014 and am happy to be working in an industry focused on helping others.

Despite a Drop in Shares, PMI is Still Rolling in the Dough

The latest earnings report for Philip Morris International Inc. is in and PMI shares have plunged. According to Bloomberg analysts, shares in the cigarette behemoth took a nose-dive to the tune of 18 percent after its latest earnings report showed that $4.5 billion spent on new products are failing to win over new customers. Products […]

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So what changed?

The attitude of former House Speaker John Boehner has changed. That’s right. The long-standing Republican Party member and notorious cigarette smoker said in his own words: “I’m convinced de-scheduling the drug is needed so we can do research, help our veterans, and reverse the opioid epidemic ravaging our communities.” What Drug? The drug John Boehner […]

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The Rigidity in our Thinking: an Epidemic?

As is so often the case, society’s governing bodies are painfully slow to change. Especially, when that change seeks to disrupt a long-standing tradition of cigarette smoking and massive quarterly earnings. The World Health Organization estimates that there are more than 7 million deaths from smoking and other tobacco use annually, worldwide. More than 6 million […]

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