Video: Tobacco and Pharmaceuticals

Peter Benson, who has studied the tobacco industry, explains what he sees as the "pharmaceuticalization" of tobacco in the United States, and the parallels he sees between the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries. He also raises questions about what benefits consumers will see from the regulation of tobacco by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For an elaboration of the issues of informed consent that Benson raises, see this video with philosopher Kit Wellman.

 

Comments

Such an interesting video, but it ended too prematurely. I wanted to hear the rest of his comments!

Thanks for the comment! Sorry we don't have more of the interview right now, but you can read more in Benson's latest book: Tobacco Capitalism. --ES