The marketplace for all tobacco products centers on creating and sustaining an addiction to nicotine. This addiction ensures a lifetime of tobacco use by millions of customers. It was with this notion in mind that a top executive for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation wrote, in 1963, that cigarette companies were not in the business of selling tobacco products but, rather, were "in the business of selling nicotine, an addictive drug.''
Henningfield, Jack E. and Zeller, Mitch
"Could Science-Based Regulation Make Tobacco Products Less Addictive?,"
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