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Canada releases documents showing secrets of tobacco industry

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 11 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1522
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Canada's health minister, Allan Rock, has released 1200 pages of documents from a six million page tobacco industry cache in Guildford, England, that show how tobacco companies used advertising to get young people to smoke and investigated ways to encourage people addicted to tobacco to continue smoking.

    Canadian health officials, who travelled last May to British American Tobacco's Guildford headquarters, examined documents relating to Imperial Tobacco, a subsidiary of the company and Canada's largest tobacco firm. The documents were housed in a depository established in 1998 …

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