Letters: Jul. 21, 1997

STEPPING ON BIG TOBACCO

"No one has profited more than the government from the sale of tobacco. It's time it kicked the habit and improved its moral position." DOUG JOHNSON Lebanon, N.H.

The human mind cannot fathom the $368.5 billion that tobacco companies will have to pay out in compensation if the proposed settlement takes place [NATION, June 30]. The public naturally assumes this huge amount is enough money to take care of tobacco's deadly legacy. However, the tobacco industry is not likely to make concessions in a deal that would lose it money. This is not the first time the...

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