White House and tobacco industry

White House and tobacco industry

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I keep reading that you can buy anything in Washington:

The U.S. Department of Justice is trying to let Big Tobacco off the hook to the tune of $120 billion. At the very last minute in its tobacco lawsuit, the Justice Department suddenly slashed how much it wants the industry to pay for programs to help the nation's 45 million smokers quit. Profits and politics came before public health.

Why the unprecedented change by the Department of Justice? Because once more, the tobacco industry used its relationship with the Bush Administration to influence the outcome of this landmark case.

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