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The Nation

January 18, 1988

Documents allegedly detailing how the tobacco industry covered up the dangers of cigarettes for years could be revealed in a lawsuit filed by a veteran smoker who later died of lung cancer, attorneys in Newark, N.J., said. The case of Rose and Antonio Cipollone could show the inner workings of the tobacco industry in unprecedented detail, according to a follower of such tobacco liability suits. Rose Cipollone died in 1984. Information obtained by the plaintiffs describes how cigarette manufacturers stifled research into a safer cigarette, covered up what they knew about the dangers of smoking and influenced public opinion, said Richard Daynard, co-founder of the Tobacco Products Liability Project, an anti-tobacco legal clearinghouse.

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