Tobacco Hearings

Tobacco Hearings

The CEOs of the seven largest U.S. tobacco companies are called to testify before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health & the Environment. The chairman of the subcommittee, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is incredulous that the executives still refuse to acknowledge their products are harmful — even as they admit they wouldn’t want their own children to smoke.28 The hearing is a public-relations debacle for the tobacco industry and leads the Justice Department to launch perjury investigations against the executives.29

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