Study: Philip Morris misrepresented cigarette dangers

January 6, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A new study from the UC San Francisco finds the tobacco company Philip Morris misrepresented the danger of cigarettes.

Researchers analyzed company documents made public as a result of litigation against the tobacco industry.

Those documents show the tobacco giant down-played the harmful health effects of additives in cigarettes.

The researchers want hundreds of those additives, including menthol, eliminated from cigarettes. Their findings are published on the Public Library Of Science Medicine website.