Heartland Institute Renews Claim That Risks of Tobacco Smoking Are 'Junk Science'

Posted by Brad Johnson Mon, 18 Jun 2012 19:31:00 GMT

Already under fire for his organization’s denial of climate change, Heartland Institute Joe Bast renewed his allegiance to his tobacco sponsors, Altria and Reynolds American International. “The public health community’s campaign to demonize smokers and all forms of tobacco is based on junk science,” Bast writes. His new attacks are raising the pressure on health industry companies such as Pfizer to join the exodus from the Heartland Institute.