CIGARETTES: Unfiltered Filters?

"The cigarette industry has done a grave disservice to the smoking public [by] publicizing the filter-tip smoke as a health protection." So saying last week, the House Government Operations Committee, headed by Illinois Democrat William L. Dawson, angrily lit into the U.S. tobacco industry. The committee found, after study and hearings, that cigarette makers boosted filter-tip sales from 1.4% of the market in 1952 to better than 40% today by playing on the cancer scare with "deceptive" and "misleading" ads. Actually, said the committee, "the filter cigarette smoker is, in most cases, getting as much or more nicotine and...

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