31 Jul '17, 10am

Anti-écolo : l'un des pires produits est aussi l’un des plus vendus https://t.co/Ox9P0OTH4q

In the case of lighter vs. matches, the playing field has been made unfavorable to matches from the beginning, because they have been traditionally taxed by governments (also lighters, in some cases, but not always). Add to that the rapid expansion of the cigarette market during the past decades, with some six billion cigarettes sold worldwide every year, and you see how some large companies saw their chance. They cornered large resources for the large scale manufacturing of lighters and they crushed the match manufacturers, mainly small companies that couldn’t match (indeed!) the financial power of large corporations. The advertising power, too, played a big role, with the appeal of colored and fashionable items that could also be collected. And it was world domination for the disposable lighter.

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