After killing millions, Big Tobacco moves into healthcare

John Safran takes a look at the strategic shifts of Philip Morris, a company responsible for a global public health catastrophe

The products made and sold by Philip Morris have killed millions worldwide. But its business is still thriving and expanding in new ways.

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Last month, it was making headlines after it bought Vectura, a pharmaceutical company which sells puffers and nebulisers, for around $1.9 billion.

In his new book, called Puff Piece, documentary maker John Safran takes a look at its involvement with medicinal cannabis, vaping and, bizarrely, life