US tobacco company admits smoking is addictive

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 29 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:919
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The Liggett Group, the American maker of Chesterfield cigarettes, is the first tobacco group to admit publicly that cigarettes are addictive and cause cancer, heart disease, and emphysema. It will now warn on its cigarette packets that smoking is addictive and can cause cancer.

    The company, the smallest of the tobacco companies in the United States, has agreed to settle all claims …

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