On January 11, 1964, after threats of lawsuits from the Tobacco Industry, US Surgeon General Luther Terry went ahead and issued the warning that smoking may be hazardous to a person’s health. He stated that smokers might get cancer and would get emphysema. Big Tobacco decided to take a page from the “Lead” Industry’s playbook and hired ‘experts’ to dispute the Surgeon General’s findings. It worked for about forty years.
While I find the conduct of the companies to be reprehensible, it’s hard to find fault with the humans who fall prey to this terrible addiction. I was addicted to alternating current, for several years after college. So, I know how hard it is to quit. Sharing Twisted-History helped me. Why not give it a try?