The smoke you don't see: Uncovering tobacco industry scientific strategies aimed against environmental tobacco smoke policies

M. E. Muggli, J. L. Forster, R. D. Hurt, J. L. Repace

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

112 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objectives. This review details the tobacco industry's scientific campaign aimed against policies addressing environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and efforts to undermine US regulatory agencies from approximately 1988 to 1993. Methods. The public availability of more than 40 million internal, once-secret tobacco company documents allowed an unedited and historical look at tobacco industry strategies. Results. The analysis showed that the tobacco industry went to great lengths to battle the ETS issue worldwide by camouflaging its involvement and creating an impression of legitimate, unbiased scientific research. Conclusions. There is a need for further international monitoring of industry-produced science and for significant improvements in tobacco document accessibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1419-1423
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume91
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Tobacco Industry
Smoke
Tobacco
Environmental Policy
Industry
Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

The smoke you don't see : Uncovering tobacco industry scientific strategies aimed against environmental tobacco smoke policies. / Muggli, M. E.; Forster, J. L.; Hurt, R. D.; Repace, J. L.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 91, No. 9, 2001, p. 1419-1423.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Muggli, M. E. ; Forster, J. L. ; Hurt, R. D. ; Repace, J. L. / The smoke you don't see : Uncovering tobacco industry scientific strategies aimed against environmental tobacco smoke policies. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2001 ; Vol. 91, No. 9. pp. 1419-1423.
@article{95247f56962a4fbcaff23caa34714221,
title = "The smoke you don't see: Uncovering tobacco industry scientific strategies aimed against environmental tobacco smoke policies",
abstract = "Objectives. This review details the tobacco industry's scientific campaign aimed against policies addressing environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and efforts to undermine US regulatory agencies from approximately 1988 to 1993. Methods. The public availability of more than 40 million internal, once-secret tobacco company documents allowed an unedited and historical look at tobacco industry strategies. Results. The analysis showed that the tobacco industry went to great lengths to battle the ETS issue worldwide by camouflaging its involvement and creating an impression of legitimate, unbiased scientific research. Conclusions. There is a need for further international monitoring of industry-produced science and for significant improvements in tobacco document accessibility.",
author = "Muggli, {M. E.} and Forster, {J. L.} and Hurt, {R. D.} and Repace, {J. L.}",
year = "2001",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "91",
pages = "1419--1423",
journal = "American Journal of Public Health",
issn = "0090-0036",
publisher = "American Public Health Association Inc.",
number = "9",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The smoke you don't see

T2 - Uncovering tobacco industry scientific strategies aimed against environmental tobacco smoke policies

AU - Muggli, M. E.

AU - Forster, J. L.

AU - Hurt, R. D.

AU - Repace, J. L.

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - Objectives. This review details the tobacco industry's scientific campaign aimed against policies addressing environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and efforts to undermine US regulatory agencies from approximately 1988 to 1993. Methods. The public availability of more than 40 million internal, once-secret tobacco company documents allowed an unedited and historical look at tobacco industry strategies. Results. The analysis showed that the tobacco industry went to great lengths to battle the ETS issue worldwide by camouflaging its involvement and creating an impression of legitimate, unbiased scientific research. Conclusions. There is a need for further international monitoring of industry-produced science and for significant improvements in tobacco document accessibility.

AB - Objectives. This review details the tobacco industry's scientific campaign aimed against policies addressing environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and efforts to undermine US regulatory agencies from approximately 1988 to 1993. Methods. The public availability of more than 40 million internal, once-secret tobacco company documents allowed an unedited and historical look at tobacco industry strategies. Results. The analysis showed that the tobacco industry went to great lengths to battle the ETS issue worldwide by camouflaging its involvement and creating an impression of legitimate, unbiased scientific research. Conclusions. There is a need for further international monitoring of industry-produced science and for significant improvements in tobacco document accessibility.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0034877420&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0034877420&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 11527774

AN - SCOPUS:0034877420

VL - 91

SP - 1419

EP - 1423

JO - American Journal of Public Health

JF - American Journal of Public Health

SN - 0090-0036

IS - 9

ER -