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Whatever you think of President Trump, he does not seem to care about air quality - he's too busy Tweeting perhaps.
But, he runs the same risk of developing cancer and he has fair skin, so he is a prime target for skin cancer before breathing. He is also an intelligent man, so must know about ozone and breathing disorders, that no amount of money can save him from. Because he has to breathe.
Remember the Marlboro cowboys? Smoking cigarettes and advertising them in a manner suggestive of being rugged and healthy. Then the poor chaps died of cancer. Really healthy stuff.
What's the difference between that and inhaling poor quality air?
You'd have to crazy to continue to smoke knowing the risks - but millions still do. Donald Trump must be one of those millions who know the risks, but could not give a fig. The sad thing about that is that he is more than likely condemning millions of people to die young and painfully from lung related problems.
A satirical reference to the advertisement was made in the Rolling Stones's 1965 song Satisfaction: "When I'm watchin' my TV and a man comes on and tells me how white my shirts can be, but he can't be a man 'cause he doesn't smoke the same cigarettes as me."
Five men who appeared in Marlboro-related advertisements — Wayne McLaren, David McLean, Dick Hammer, Eric
Lawson and Jerome Edward Jackson, aka Tobin Jackson — died of smoking-related diseases, thus earning Marlboro cigarettes, specifically Marlboro Reds, the nickname "Cowboy killers".
The fact is that those countries quicker off the mark will become more competitive, relieved of the burden of expensive fossil fuel imports. Any good businessman will know that cheaper clean energy would underpin his economy, not only making the work force fitter and happier, but also reducing the cost of producing foods and manufactured products, running offices and transporting goods.
Countries that stick it out burning fossil fuels will have a sicker work force and heftier overheads. They will of course have plenty of petrol and diesel - and yes the price of oil may fall - because the more enlightened will not want that commodity any more, but in the end their health services will foot the bill, while their oil saturated citizens will die younger.
All over the world people will not want to buy goods that are the product of greenhouse gas production, not that much comes out of the US that cannot be found elsewhere, save for good movies. Americans citizens are already statistically more obese than other nations from over over indulgence of fast foods. It remains to be seen how much better life is in States that adopt clean air legislation, over those that stay with petrol guzzlers. We know where we'd place out bets!
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