"Exclusive: Smoked Out: Tobacco Giant's War on Science"

"The world's largest tobacco company is attempting to gain access to confidential information about British teenagers' smoking habits."

"Philip Morris International, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is seeking to force a British university to reveal full details of its research involving confidential interviews with thousands of children aged between 11 and 16 about their attitudes towards smoking and cigarette packaging.

The demands from the tobacco company, made using the UK's Freedom of Information law, have coincided with an internet hate campaign targeted at university researchers involved in smoking studies."

Steve Connor reports for the UK Independent September 1, 2011.

Source: UK Independent, 09/01/2011