Tobacco industry hypotheses

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This article is part of the Tobacco portal on Sourcewatch funded from 2006 - 2009 by the American Legacy Foundation.

A tobacco industry hypothesis is any working theory that the tobacco industry considered as a way to demonstrate that tobacco-related diseases result from causative factors other than cigarettes. It can pertain to anything from smoking-related disease to target marketing, to scientific inquiry about their products, such as tobacco blends or chemical additives. You can research tobacco industry hypotheses by going to the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library and entering the search criteria "hypothesis."

Tobacco industry hypotheses:

illnesses for which smoking is blamed -- air pollution, viruses, food additives, occupational hazards and stresses.[1]


  1. Fred Panzer The Roper Proposal, Tobacco Institute, May 1, 1972, 4 pp. Bates No. 2024274199/4202

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