States’ attorneys general and the White House are fighting tobacco giants over Americans’ health risks from smoking. But the same bunch—and other crusaders—stand aside while other government agencies and politicians promote the industry and make billions of dollars from it. Is there an end in sight to this brand of hypocrisy?
As lawsuits rage through state courts, state attorneys general posture as defenders of good health and clean air, and highlypaid executives of big tobacco companies are portrayed as malefactors of great wealth, it becomes clear to even the merest...
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