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- Published: 17 October 2009
In 1992, British American Tobacco had its Canadian affiliate, Imperial Tobacco Canada, destroy internal research documents that could expose the company to liability or embarrassment.
Here's the abstract of a paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal by David Hammond, Michael Chaiton, Alex Lee, and Neil Collishaw: Destroyed documents: uncovering the science that Imperial Tobacco Canada sought to conceal. The abstract contains a link to the full article.
This is about research that was funded by the tobacco industry. Two of their conclusions:
- Second-hand smoke is, in fact, more toxic than mainstream smoke, especially for low-delivery cigarettes.
- People smoking filtered cigarettes inhaled more smoke to get about the same amount of nicotine they'd get from unfiltered.