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Sixty seconds on . . . the secret tobacco papers

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 02 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1906
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London, UK

Don’t tell me, the tobacco industry’s been up to its old tricks again

You guessed it. Tobacco giant Philip Morris has been slightly economical with the evidence on addiction for its own benefit for nearly two decades, according to previously secret internal documents analysed in PLoS Medicine this week.1

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The tobacco industry had denied the addictiveness of smoking for many years. But Philip Morris changed its mind in 2000—after landmark litigation against the industry for the …

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