Try to imagine this wildly improbable situation: Humanity has suddenly and dramatically given up the use of all tobacco products - no more cigarettes, cigars, snuff, or chewing tobacco. Nothing. For the first time since tobacco was introduced to Europe from the New World, there isn't a smoke-filled room to be found. Depending upon whether or not you smoke, this scenario could seem either wonderful or downright disastrous. Certainly many smokers would suffer reactions. Most would regain their health. Bur what would be the immediate effect of such an unheard- of action? It could trigger an entire chain reaction of economic misery for all those involved in the tobacco industry.
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