If tobacco companies can cure cancer, COHD, asthma, pneumonia, hypertension, prevent strokes completely, and stop my cough, I wouldn't mind buying three packs a day, spending RM1,000 a month on cigarettes for the rest of my life.
If I live till I'm 70, that's 40 years. 480 months. RM480,000. Adjust for inflation, the increasing price of cigarettes and the investment potential of all that money, I believe that it's worth RM3 million from me alone.
So here it is, JTI, BAT and whatever. I am offering you RM3 million to stop all those illnesses.
And collectively, it's billions from everyone all over the world. Even at current number of smokers.
So it does make sense for Big Tobacco to cure cancer.