Tobacco executive goes public over company lies

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 03 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:267
  1. John Roberts

    After months of being stifled by threats, a former executive of a US tobacco company testified last week about how he and fellow executives knew explicitly that nicotine is addictive. His testimony was taken as part of a lawsuit by the state of Mississippi, which is seeking payments from the tobacco company for state money spent treating people with diseases related to smoking. At least seven other states …

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