Industry Sponsored Research

The tobacco industry has known for decades that secondhand smoke kills. Yet the tobacco industry continues to publicly dispute the health hazards of secondhand smoke and fund scientists to say that secondhand smoke is not harmful. To support its campaign of misinformation, the tobacco industry relies on older studies that never intended to look at secondhand smoke, studies by scientists who are deceased and cannot refute the tobacco industry's mischaracterizations, and studies funded by the industry itself.

See our list of studies describing Big Tobacco's attempts to subvert studies on the health hazards of secondhand smoke.