An original CNBC documentary, CIGARETTE WARS, will premiere on Wednesday, March 2nd at 9pm ET. It will repeat that same evening at 10pm ET, 12am ET, and 1am ET. The documentary will also be shown again on March 6th, March 14th and March 27th.
Like most of the choices people make, it's always about the money.
CIGARETTE WARS goes inside Americas original cash crop -- the companies that sell tobacco, the people who smoke it, the elected officials who are trying to get rid of it, the federal law enforcement agencies who are fighting it on the black market, and even the Kentucky farmers who grow it.
Correspondent Brian A. Shactman reports on an industry that continues to thrive despite all we know about the dangers of smoking. Fifty million stupid Americans, and nearly a billion dumbass people overseas, harmfully light up every day even after being made aware of the consequences. According to Shactman, there are more smokers living in China than there are Americans as a whole.
Here's the trailer -