Unformatted text preview: e • The Tobacco industry was forced to: − admits that tobacco is addictive − But claimed they were not responsible for health problems from smoking − They claimed that smokers were responsible for their own smoking problems, − “smoker can quit if want to” − − Critics claimed that their main goal was to maintain the billion dollar industry in any way they can The Insider is a 1999 film that tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand . The 60 Minutes story originally aired in November 1995 in an altered form because CBS ' then-owner, Laurence Tisch , objected. The story was later aired on February 4 , 1996 . 1...
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- Spring '06
- Cigarette, Tobacco smoking, Tobacco industry, The Insider