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Tobacco firms weaken market for anti-smoking products

Tobacco companies have used their financial ties with nicotine gum and nicotine patch manufacturers to pressure these firms into weakening their marketing of nicotine replacement products according to research by UCSF School of Pharmacy scientist Lisa Bero, PhD presented in an August 14, 2002 article of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) titled “Financial Ties and Conflicts of Interest Between Pharmaceutical and Tobacco Companies.”

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