In 1994, the CEOs from 7 major tobacco companies testified before Congress, under oath, that they believed nicotine was NOT addictive.
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"Regulation of Tobacco Products (Part I). Hearings before the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives." Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. 14 Apr. 1994. Hearing.http://bit.ly/Zymuod