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  • Chantix: Miracle cure for dangerous drug?

    An investigation into the anti-smoking drug Chantix/Varenicline found many adverse reactions in the FDA's public database. The reactions included aggression, violent behavior and thoughts of suicide. "A follow report detailed how drugs are sent to market with minimal testing."
  • To Sell the Truth

    Brill's Content analyses the anti-smoking campaign started by the recently established American Legacy Foundtaion. The story reveals that "a $100 million-plus effort to use the glitz and tricks of advertising to battle teen smoking ... is being hampered by politics and by a bureaucracy's need to self-perpetuate." The article reports on how the foundation's ad creators are pressed to comply with the "so-called antivilification clause, which forbids the foundation form attacking the tobacco companies directly and introduces a specter of liability..." The article looks at the controversies surrounding a recent ads that showed body bags being brought to the corporate headquarters of "a major tobacco company," and describes other creative ideas that have remained nascent.
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    Each week in Washington seems to bring out a new anti-smoking challenge. This Washington Post Magazine article looks behind the scenes at the activities of a team of Philip Morris, memo-writing, tobacco lobbyists. The Philip Morris strategy over the last decade has been to shower potential friends in Congress with attention, campaign contributions and support for pet projects. (Dec. 3, 1995)
  • The Smoking Files: Where There's Smoke There's Legislation

    The Post magazine found that a number of internal documents from the Washington office of Phillip Morris Cos. Inc. have turned up at the Houston office of a small anti-smoking doctor's group called Doctors Ought to Care through anonymous sources. The documents are concerned with the company's struggle to prevent the government from legislating or regulating cigarettes out of profitable existence. The article provides unusual insight into the lobbying methods, campaign funding, policy priorities and advocacy of leading company in the American tobacco industry. Article includes actual text of memos. (Dec. 3, 1995)
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    The Milwaukee Journal details how tobacco lobbyists work in Wisconsin, showing how they are able to manipulate legislation and spread funding through the state. The series found that lobbyists were paid over $1,000 per hour, they contributed to political campaigns through political action committees, and the unwillingness of the tobacco lobby to back anti-smoking initiatives, May 29 - 30; Aug. 3, 1994.
  • U.S. Tobacco Manufacturers Encourage Addiction Abroad

    New York Times Magazine details how U.S. trade officials and cigarette manufacturers are promoting tobacco and cigarette use in other countries; finds the push for sale abroad has been successful, especially in Asia; describes anti-smoking activism in other countries.