20 Years ago, 7 Tobacco Industry CEOs (who said cigarettes were “Safe”) lied through their teeth before Congress & said “We didn’t know nicotine was addictive”. Jeff Wigand, Chief Scientist & Vice President of R&D at Brown & Williamson, was the Whistleblower who testified that “A cigarette is a delivery device for nicotine to the brain”. Watch “The Insider”:
On this day in 1994, seven CEOs of the largest tobacco corporations stood before Congress. One executive after another swore they didn't know nicotine was addictive. All seven were lying.
20 years later, thanks to smart campaigning and strong alliances, those lies have been exposed and the tobacco industry's influence has been diminished. But our work isn't finished and tobacco remains the leading preventable cause of death worldwide. Let's keep standing up to Big Tobacco together and holding these corporations accountable for their abuses. …read more