Important reporting on the dangerous corporate practice of buying scientists

David Heath, one the nation’s top investigative reporters, has been chasing this important topic for months and has documented a level of corporate sleaze that most other experts have either failed to notice or refused to acknowledge. I urge you to read what he wrote today for The Atlantic.

It’s called “Contesting the Science of Smoking” and he documents how the tobacco companies, a decade after a judge ordered them to acknowledge the dangers of low-tar cigarettes, continue to dispute the scientific consensus, mostly with chemical-industry scientists they’ve hired to continue the myth.

Read it. It’s worth your time.

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