Publicly, Altria pushed the legislation for “the greater predictability and stability we think it will bring to the tobacco industry,” as a spokesman, Brendan J. McCormick, said this week.Senate Approves Tight Regulation Over Cigarettes - NYTimes.com
But the impulse dates to the 1990s, when according to Philip Morris documents released during lawsuits, the company decided to remake its image as a responsible corporate citizen. Part of that strategy was to advocate legislation to reduce the risks in cigarettes, and avoid smoking’s being outlawed outright.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Senate Approves Tight Regulation Over Cigarettes - NYTimes.com
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