On April 14, 1994, top executives from Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds, and other major cigarette companies testified before a federal court that nicotine was not addictive.
A few weeks ago, 12 states joined in an ongoing lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to block regulation of carbon dioxide, citing faulty scientific data. Legislators in state government are not immune to corporate influence. A story in Truthout, an independent, on-line investigative journalism organization, points out the long history of corporations using deceptive tactics and outright lies to prevent or delay government regulations against their harmful products. This blog contains a similar story.