SMOKE & DOPE

A NEW REPORT SHOWS DOLE IS WRONG ABOUT TOBACCO

What does smoking a cigarette have in common with snorting cocaine? Not a great deal, or so most people like to believe. In fact, for weeks Bob Dole has been playing into the conventional wisdom--and the hands of his supporters in the tobacco industry--by saying on campaign stops across the country that though nicotine may be habit forming, that doesn't necessarily make it addictive. Scientists, however, say otherwise. And last week, in an article published by the journal Nature, a team of Italian researchers provided perhaps the most compelling reason yet to classify nicotine as an addictive drug.

The research was...

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