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Smokers are misled about low tar cigarettes

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7084.845g (Published 22 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:845
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    Low tar cigarettes are not a healthier option than regular brands, primarily because of the way they are smoked.

    This finding comes in a survey published in Tobacco Control (1996;5:265-70). The researchers claim that the tobacco industry has deliberately failed to inform people of the problem. Up to 40% of the 600 adult smokers surveyed across the United States had neither seen nor heard about the filter vents on …

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