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Below are excerpts from several tobacco documents posted by the University
of San Francisco Library. Many of the documents are of poor quality.
Links are provided to the documents so you may verify the quote and the
context it was made in.
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Smoking and Larynx (voice box) Cancer. Squamous metaplasia
is a precursor to cancer.
1975. "Squamous metaplasia occurred in the larynx of every rat
expos(ed to) smoke, including those in the group subjected to smoke from
cigaret(tes) containing the lowest proportion (25%) of tobacco." B&W
Archive--1975, Document 1127.01 Page 3; PDF Page 3.
Tobacco and Carcinogens
19() Smoking, Associated Diseases and
Causality -- Dr. S.J. Green.
"Thus the argument that since there are heavy smokers who do not
have lung cancer (and, of course, the majority do not) and because there
are some rare cases of non-smokers who do have lung cancer then smoking
does not cause lung cancer, is totally fallacious..." "...Thus for
male smokers in the U.S., the U.S.A. and several other countries from
the epidemiological evidence alone it can be concluded that smoking
cigarettes causes lung cancer and some other respiratory diseases."
B&W Archive-- Document 1192.02 Pages 4 & 5; PDF Pages 4 & 5.
1952 "Cancer is "investigated from a literature
standpoint" in light of "frightening testimony" from
studies. A carcinogenic hydrocarbon, benzo(a)pyrene is partially
isolated from tobacco leaf and smoke." B&W Archive-- Document
1006.01 Page 2; PDF Page 3.
"The central fact in this subject is that in sufficient doses tobacco
condensate acts as a carcinogen when painted on the backs of mice or
when injected subcutaneously into () sufficient doses it also acts as a
co-carcinogen in mousse painting tests" B&W Archive--1962,
Document 1102.01 Page 7; PDF Page 10.
1967. "Preliminary PROJECT JANUS results show that a reduction of
benzo(a)pyrene as the result of the addition of potassium carbonate does
not reduce tumorigenicity in mouse skin painting tests.
B&W Archive--1967, Document 1006.01 Page 9; PDF Page 10.
1967. "(1)...the carcinogenic effect of smoke is not simple.
It may well be a combination of initiators and promoters, a hypothesis
that is well founded on other experimental evidence.
(2) The carcinogenic effect of smoke condensate on mouse skin cannot be
accounted for by the presence of benzpyrene known to be there."
B&W Archive--1967, Document 1227.06 Page 2; PDF Page 2.
1971 "Cigarette smoke condensate does not produce instant tumours. The
earliest tumours produced at Battelle have occurred about the 20th week
of an experiment, and usually the time is about 28 to 32 weeks.
...only 15% of the animals escaped becoming tumour-bearing during the
remainder of the experiment.
B&W Archive--1971, Document 1138.04 Page 3 & 4; PDF Page
3 & 4.
Tobacco and Addiction
1962 "Lastly, smoking is a habit of addiction that is pleasurable..."
B&W Archive--1962 Document 1102.02 Page 4 & PDF Page 7
1963 "Moreover, nicotine is addictive. We are then in the business of
selling nicotine, an addictive drug effective in the release of stress
B&W Archive--1963 Document
1200.05 Page 4.
Sir Charles Ellis is reported to have said. "We are in a nicotine rather
than a tobacco industry"
B&W Archive --1967 Document 1006.01 Page 10; PDF Page 11
View PDF B&W Archive --1967 Document 1006.01 Page 11; PDF Page 12
View PDF B&W Archive --1967 Document 1201.01 Page10; PDF Page 2
1967 "One of the assumptions made at this conference is that "smoking is
an addictive habit attributable to nicotine and the form of nicotine
effects the rate of absorption by the smoker." "
B&W Archive --1967 Document 1006.01 Page 10 and PDF Page 11.
Increasing the Delivery of Nicotine in Cigarettes.
1965. "Their (new smoke research facilities) approach seems to be
to find ways of obtaining maximum nicotine for minimum tar. Approaches
being used include:
(a) P.E.I. treatment of filters.
(b) Nicotine fortification of cigarette paper
(c) Addition of nicotine containing powers to tobacco
(d) Alteration of blends"
B&W Archive--1965, Document 1105.01 Page 2; PDF Page 2.
1967. "Mr (). C. Horsewell continues to work with alkaline filter
additives which selectively increase nicotine delivery."
Archive--1967, Document 1201.01 Page 11; PDF Page 3.
Effects on the Lining of the Nose
1962 "In each case, these studies indicate that cigarette smoke
inhibits to a varying degree the action of the cilia." BATCO
Collection PHENOL IN CIGARETTE
SMOKE AND ITS EFFECT ON CILIA Document 105531989 to
105531990, Date 5/25/1962 Document Page 2; PDF Page 2.
1966. "On June 6, 1966, Battelle reports results of goblet cell tests conducted for BATCo in
PROJECT CONQUEROR which show that cigarette smoke exposure results in
increased goblet cell formation in rat trachea..."
B&W Archive--1966 Document
1006.01 Page 7; PDF Page 8.
1975. "Most rats survived to termination and the inhaled smoke
1. Squamous metaplasia in the larynx.
2. Hyperplasia and keratinization in the larynx.
3. Goblet cell hyperplasia in the bronchi.
4. Goblet cell hyperplasia in the nasal cavity.
5. Increase macrophage activity in the lungs."
B&W Archive --Document 1127.0 page 2.& PDF Page 2.