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Tobacco & Kids

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Tobacco & Kids

Tobacco & Kids

Tobacco & Kids

Only Available in Archive Formats.

— NPR's Christopher Joyce reports that newly released documents indicate that a major tobacco company tracked the smoking habits of young teenagers as part of its marketing research. Plaintiffs in a California suit argued that RJ Reynolds used the research on teen smoking to target its advertising to minors. The company insists that the information was used to plan for future production capacity, not to sell cigarettes to underage smokers.

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