Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Is it such a big deal?

In October 2006, Dr. Claudia Henschke of Weill Cornell Medical College jolted the cancer world with a study saying that 80 percent of lung cancer deaths could be prevented through widespread use of CT scans.

Small print at the end of the study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, noted that it had been financed in part by a little-known charity called the Foundation for Lung Cancer: Early Detection, Prevention & Treatment. A review of tax records by The New York Times shows that the foundation was underwritten almost entirely by $3.6 million in grants from the parent company of the Liggett Group, maker of Liggett Select, Eve, Grand Prix, Quest and Pyramid cigarette brands.

-Cigarette Company Paid for Lung Cancer Study


A conversation about the film "Thank You For Smoking". Charlie talks to the author of the novel on which it's based, Christopher Buckley as well as the director Jason Reitman, actor Aaron Eckhart, and producer David Sacks- starts at 38th minute

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