EXCERPTS from the March 2003
Licensed to Kill, Inc., was officially incorporated in the state of Virginia on March 19, 2003. The company's purpose, as stated in its articles of incorporation, is "the manufacture and marketing of tobacco products in a way that each year kills over 400,000 Americans and 4.5
million other persons worldwide."
The name "Licensed to Kill" derives from the Latin words 'licere' and 'caedere,' meaning 'permission to kill.' The name connotes an enterprise that is fully authorized by the state to aim for peak performance and constant improvement in killing for profit.
The new company is banking on its brutal honesty to spare itself from the multitude of lawsuits currently plaguing other companies within the industry. Many of these lawsuits have centered on the tobacco industry's long history of lies and deception about the deadly nature of the business.
Licensed to Kill, Inc. thanks the Commonwealth of Virginia's State Corporation Commission for granting it permission to exist, noting that the societal restrictions on serial killing luckily do not apply to corporations.
View a certified copy of Licensed to Kill, Inc.'s articles of incorporation at: http://www.licensedtokill.biz/articles.pdf.
NOTE: Young adults associated with Licensed to Kill, Inc., and Essential Action, attended the Philip Morris -- Altria -- shareholders' meeting in April, 2003, held in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
For further information of the activities of young adults and others associated worldwide with these groups, see http://www.essentialaction.org/tobacco.