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Assuming the Risk: The Mavericks, the Lawyers, and the Whistleblowers Who Beat Big Tobacco

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 19 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:520
  1. Michael A O'Neil, sessional lecturer, department of political science
  1. University of Ottawa, Canada

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    Michael Orey

    Little Brown, £15.33, pp 352

    ISBN 0 316 66489 8

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    To anyone but the US audience for whom this book is intended, the defeat of “Big Tobacco” heralded in the book's title has yet to materialise. Thus, while the US tobacco industry settled the mammoth tobacco suits lodged by the 50 US states, elsewhere in the world the tobacco giants continue their denials and questionable marketing practices—seemingly oblivious. From this perspective, the events described in Michael Orey's book seem more like a minor skirmish on the edge of the tobacco control …

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