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Drop that cigarette! There's polonium in it!



Stanford historian Robert Proctor, an expert witness in anti-tobacco lawsuits, was given op-ed space in the New York Times on Friday to use the Alexander Litvinenko spy poisoning case as a news hook to inveigh against the demon weed, which he claims poses a radioactive hazard to users. Russell Seitz and Tim Worstall, however, don't find his numbers impressive.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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