SMOKING GUNS

ALLEGATIONS BY IAN UYDESS AND TWO OTHER WHISTLE BLOWERS MAKE IT HARDER STILL FOR BIG TOBACCO TO HANG TOUGH

AFTER DWELLING IN THE LAND OF EUphemism and caution for 11 years, Ian Uydess had finally had enough. Enough, he says, of seeing lawyers in the laboratory, his language vetted for such dangerously accurate words as "addictive." Enough too of not being able to do the job he believed he had been hired to do: develop a safer cigarette for Philip Morris, the world's largest tobacco company. Uydess, an associate senior scientist at Philip Morris for 11 years, quietly resigned from his job in 1989. Not until two weeks ago, however, when he witnessed the spectacle of his former employer playing...

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