Wigand Paper - Lou Raia Dropbox#6 Dr Jeffrey Wigand is...

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Lou Raia Dropbox #6 Dr. Jeffrey Wigand is possibly the most famous whistleblower in American business history. He did not begin his professional career with that in mind. After earning a masters and doctorate in biochemistry, Mr. Wigand began the career path common to his education. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry as well as a stint with Union Carbide. Per usual for someone with his advanced degrees, he moved on from job to job as the demand for someone of his skills dictated. Everything changed when he went to work for Brown and Williamson, a tobacco product maker in 1989. Wigand was brought on board because the making of tobacco products is a complicated business where blends of tobacco are constantly studied and altered to make a product the consumers will enjoy and continue to buy. One task he was brought on board for was the idea of making a safer cigarette. Wigand took his job seriously and worked on this project throughout his four years with the company. Another area he researched was pipe tobacco where he found that one of the additives used by the firm was a cause of cancer (Dwyer). The same reason Wigand was brought on board with the company became the reason why he was fired. His
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