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How the tobacco industry responded to an influential study of the health effects of secondhand smoke

  • Author(s): Bero, Lisa A., Ph.D.
  • Hong, Mi­-Kyung
  • et al.

In 1981 an influential Japanese study showed an association between passive smoking and lung cancer. This article documents the tobacco industry's attempts to refute this study by producing a credible alternative study.

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