Tobacco industry efforts subverting International Agency for Research on Cancer's second-hand smoke study

  title={Tobacco industry efforts subverting International Agency for Research on Cancer's second-hand smoke study},
  author={E K Ong and Stanton A. Glantz},
  journal={The Lancet},

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