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Implications of the tobacco industry documents for public health and policy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12415145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The release of previously secret internal tobacco industry documents has given the public health community unprecedented insight into the industry's motives, strategies, tactics, and data. The documents provide information that is not available from any other source and describe the history of industry activities over the past 50 years. The documents show that the tobacco industry has been engaged in deceiving policy makers and the public for decades. This paper begins with a brief history of the tobacco industry documents and describes the methodological challenges related to locating and analyzing an enormous number of poorly indexed documents. It provides an overview of selected important findings of document research conducted to date, including analyses of industry documents on nicotine and addiction, product design, marketing and promotion, passive smoke, and internal activities. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications of tobacco document research for public health and the application of such research to fields other than tobacco control.
Lisa Bero
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2001-11-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annual review of public health     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0163-7525     ISO Abbreviation:  Annu Rev Public Health     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-01     Completed Date:  2003-07-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006431     Medline TA:  Annu Rev Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143-0613, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Advertising as Topic / ethics,  legislation & jurisprudence
Ethics, Business
Policy Making*
Public Health* / legislation & jurisprudence
Smoking / adverse effects
Tobacco Industry / ethics,  legislation & jurisprudence,  organization & administration*
Tobacco Smoke Pollution
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tobacco Smoke Pollution

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