CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1997
A powerful anti-smoking commercial that aired briefly across the state in late 1994 featured footage of tobacco industry executives testifying under oath before a House committee. One after another, they maintained they did not believe tobacco was addictive. The spot ended with an announcer asking, "Do they think we're stupid?" An executive of the R.J.
September 8, 1996 |
A probe of possible perjury charges against several tobacco executives has been expanded into a far-reaching Justice Department investigation, officials said. The probe will look into whether industry executives systematically made false or misleading statements to Congress and government agencies in 1994 about the addictive nature of tobacco and about industry practices. About a dozen tobacco company employees have been subpoenaed to testify before a Washington grand jury.
June 6, 1994
Doonesbury is fanciful satire. Truth is, no tobacco industry executives have been indicted.
May 31, 1994
Editor's note: Doonesbury is fanciful satire. Truth is, no tobacco industry executives have been indicted.