Inventing conflicts of interest: a history of tobacco industry tactics.

  title={Inventing conflicts of interest: a history of tobacco industry tactics.},
  author={Allan M. Brandt},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={102 1},
  • A. Brandt
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • American journal of public health
Confronted by compelling peer-reviewed scientific evidence of the harms of smoking, the tobacco industry, beginning in the 1950s, used sophisticated public relations approaches to undermine and distort the emerging science. The industry campaign worked to create a scientific controversy through a program that depended on the creation of industry-academic conflicts of interest. This strategy of producing scientific uncertainty undercut public health efforts and regulatory interventions designed… 

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