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Around-the-clock tobacco talks, multibillion-dollar complaints opposed to the key cigarette businesses, and legislative wrangling over how a lot to tax a pack of cigarettes—these are one of the most fresh episodes within the conflict opposed to the tobacco businesses. The Cigarette Papers indicates what begun all of it: revelations that tobacco businesses had lengthy recognized the grave risks of smoking, and did not anything approximately it.

In may possibly 1994 a field containing 4,000 pages of inner tobacco records arrived on the place of work of Professor Stanton Glantz on the collage of California, San Francisco. The nameless resource of those "cigarette papers" used to be pointed out basically as "Mr. Butts." those records supply a surprising inside of account of the actions of 1 tobacco corporation, Brown & Williamson, over greater than thirty years. Quoting largely from the records themselves and interpreting what they show, The Cigarette Papers exhibits what the tobacco businesses have recognized and galvanizes us to take action.

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