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Why does big tobacco undermine research?

Disputing the facts

For years the tobacco industry has commissioned or funded studies into tobacco. But often these studies purposefully to use science or pseudoscience to defeat legitimate scientific enquiry into the harm caused by tobacco.

There are also reports of the tobacco industry offering financial support to scientists, other academics and research consultants. Often these results are manipulatedsuppressed or used incorrectly by non- scientists to suit the needs of the tobacco industry.

They are intended to cast doubt on the credibility of the scientific evidence of the harm caused by tobacco consumption and exposure to secondhand smoke is a common tactic of the tobacco industry.