U.S. tobacco historian says industry relies on incomplete reportsHistorians in the News
MONTREAL _ Academics hired by the tobacco industry to paint a historical portrait of how much the public knew about the harmful effects of tobacco use left out an important element, according to a witness at a class-action trial: internal documents from the companies themselves.
Robert Proctor is testifying for the plaintiffs before the Quebec Superior Court at a landmark $27 billion lawsuit that pits an estimated 1.8 million Quebecers against the country's three major tobacco manufacturers _ Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd.; Rothmans, Benson & Hedges; and JTI-Macdonald.
Proctor, a historian from California's Stanford University, is a self-described cigarette historian and public-health advocate. He has published extensively on the history of smoking, tobacco and health....
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