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The Resource Smokescreen : the truth behind the tobacco industry cover-up, Philip J. Hilts

Smokescreen : the truth behind the tobacco industry cover-up, Philip J. Hilts

Label
Smokescreen : the truth behind the tobacco industry cover-up
Title
Smokescreen
Title remainder
the truth behind the tobacco industry cover-up
Statement of responsibility
Philip J. Hilts
Title variation
Smoke screen
Title variation remainder
the truth behind the tobacco industry cover-up
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Smokescreen cuts right to the heart of what has enraged the American public. It contains: A detailed picture of how one company markets cigarettes to children as young as twelve years old, along with the surveys it uses with these youngsters to determine what they want. Also included is material never before published on R.J. Reynolds' marketing to what they euphemistically call "young adults." Fresh documents not found in any other book - including the deposition of Brown and Williamson (B & W) researcher Jeffrey Wigand, the statements of the three Philip Morris executives who recently broke ranks, and details from inside the ABC-Philip Morris lawsuit that have not been published anywhere else. The first inside picture of what is going on at the Food and Drug Administration, which is planning to regulate cigarettes as a drug for the first time
  • An inside look at politics in Washington and why Congress has voted with tobacco interests year after year, including dollar figures on how much money key Congressmen take from them. A chapter on the fakery used to make modern cigarettes (only about half of a modern cigarette is tobacco leaf; the rest includes everything from scraps off the floor to ammonia). A profile of the most important whistle-blower, Merrell Williams, with new material never before published about his life and his motives in taking the B & W papers. Exclusive material on the RJR "safe" cigarette that is ready to be launched, and how that cigarette was developed
  • From National Book Award nominee Philip Hilts, the New York Times reporter who first broke the story of the now-infamous Brown and Williamson tobacco papers, comes a full expose of the tobacco industry's forty-year war on the health of every American
  • Smokescreen cuts right to the heart of what has enraged the American public. It contains: A detailed picture of how one company markets cigarettes to children as young as twelve years old, along with the surveys it uses with these youngsters to determine what they want. Also included is material never before published on R. J. Reynolds' marketing to what they euphemistically call "young adults." Fresh documents not found in any other book - including the deposition of Brown and Williamson (B&W) researcher Jeffrey Wigand, the statements of the three Philip Morris executives who recently broke ranks, and details from inside the ABC-Philip Morris lawsuit that have not been published anywhere else. The first inside picture of what is going on at the Food and Drug Administration, which is planning to regulate cigarettes as a drug for the first time
  • An inside look at politics in Washington and why Congress has voted with tobacco interests year after year, including dollar figures on how much money key Congressmen take from them. A chapter on the fakery used to make modern cigarettes (only about half of a modern cigarette is tobacco leaf; the rest includes everything from scraps off the floor to ammonia). A profile of the most important whistle-blower, Merrell Williams, with new material never before published about his life and his motives in taking the B&W papers. Exclusive material on the RJR "safe" cigarette that is ready to be launched, and how that cigarette was developed
  • From National Book Award nominee Philip Hilts, the New York Times reporter who first broke the story of the now-infamous Brown and Williamson tobacco papers, comes a full expose of the tobacco industry's forty-year war on the health of every American
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hilts, Philip J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9135
LC item number
.H55 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tobacco industry
  • Tobacco industry
  • Tobacco use
  • Industry
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco
  • Truth Disclosure
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco Industry
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tobacco Industry
  • Carcinogens
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Smokescreen : the truth behind the tobacco industry cover-up, Philip J. Hilts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cancer and crisis -- Creating the disinformation machine -- The burden of knowledge -- Nicotine fit -- Death of the cigarette -- For starters -- The tobacco wars -- In camera )0 Dr. Williams -- Under oath -- Cash crop -- Presidential seal -- In the balance -- Beyond suspicion
Control code
34772300
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
253 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780201488364
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96023187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Smokescreen : the truth behind the tobacco industry cover-up, Philip J. Hilts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cancer and crisis -- Creating the disinformation machine -- The burden of knowledge -- Nicotine fit -- Death of the cigarette -- For starters -- The tobacco wars -- In camera )0 Dr. Williams -- Under oath -- Cash crop -- Presidential seal -- In the balance -- Beyond suspicion
Control code
34772300
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
253 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780201488364
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96023187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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