US launches new attack on tobacco

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 02 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:7
  1. J Roberts

    The American government last week began another offensive against the tobacco industry. Food and Drug Commissioner David Kessler told Congress that at least one American tobacco company had intentionally boosted the addictive aspects of cigarettes by developing a tobacco plant with a high nicotine content. As a result, he said, his agency may move to regulate the activities of cigarette makers.

    Kessler said that Brown and Williamson Tobacco had tried to patent a species of tobacco, called Y-1, that it had developed …

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