The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Ties to the Tobacco Industry

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November 2004

Michael Guerin and Roger Jenkins have well-documented ties to the tobacco industry over the past several decades through their work at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Studies coming out of national laboratories, and the scientists conducting the research there, have a high level of perceived credibility simply because they come from government entities. However, in addition to research and development in its official capacity as a national laboratory, ORNL also accepts private contracts whose research and results do not have official government standing.

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