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Secret smoking documents finally to go on the web

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 03 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1335
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Eight million pages of documents held in a depository in Guildford that expose the workings of the tobacco industry over four decades are to be made available on the web from next September.

    British American Tobacco (BAT) was ordered to make its papers available to the public for 10 years as part of a settlement of tobacco litigation with the industry in 1998. But researchers accuse the company of obstructing access, tampering with documents, and failing to explain why 181 files have gone missing.

    Last week a research team from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine made public a four …

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