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Tobacco Giant Philip Morris International Responds To John Oliver's Viral Critiques From Last Week Tonight!

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John Oliver takes on the tobacco companies

Well, at least they responded, right?!

Sunday's edition of John Oliver's Last Week Tonight was a bit controversial, since its largest segment was all about the tobacco industry.

The host slammed the brutal legal tactics of tobacco companies like Philip Morris International, revealing that they sue poor countries like Togo and Uruguay over some dumb ishhh that they know the country can't pay to fight them on.
[ Related: Last Week Tonight Ponders How The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Is Still A Thing! ]

Oliver also tackled their advertising, suggesting that they swap the Marlboro Man for Jeff the Diseased Lung in a Cowboy Hat.

#JeffWeCan began trending on Twitter almost immediately and kept up until even Monday, eventually prompting a response from Philip Morris.

The company stated:

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