In their own words: An epoch of deceit and deception

Channing Robertson, Richard Hurt

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This chapter illustrates the tobacco industry's efforts over the last fifty years to deceive the public against the adverse health effects of smoking and the fact that nicotine was a drug or that it was addictive. It presents in chronological order, the industry commentary, some public, but most secret.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTobacco
Subtitle of host publicationScience, Policy and Public Health
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191594410
ISBN (Print)9780199566655
StatePublished - Jun 2 2010


  • Addiction
  • Adverse effects
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Nicotine
  • Tobacco industry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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