Claims of harassment by the tobacco industry

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

  • Untitled, undated speech from Tobacco Institute collection to "Mr. President" complaining of harassment of the tobacco industry: "How long must the tobacco industry, which has played such an important role in the economic development of this nation, and which continues to be a vital contributor to the American economy, be treated with such disdain and outright hostility?"[1]
  • December 11, 1986 Statement of John P. Rupp complaining of intimidation of scientists who planned to attend a secondhand smoke conference funded by the Tobacco Institute. The conference was being organized by Sorell Schwartz at Georgetown University.[2]