It’s a Free Country — Or Is It?

How much can a chance encounter tell you about the power of the U.S. tobacco industry?

June 7, 2000

How much can a chance encounter tell you about the power of the U.S. tobacco industry?

The big tobacco companies, such as Philip Morris, are besieged by numerous U.S. lawsuits that might ultimately bankrupt them. While Big Tobacco’s legions of lawyers are duking it out in U.S. court rooms, their management is trying hard to find new revenue sources for their products.