Policies or Regulation


• Surgeon General’s report states that “Involuntary smoking is a cause of disease, including lung cancer, in healthy nonsmokers.” Report further notes the health of children of smokers and nonsmokers, as well as the exposure to smoke of passengers in smoking and nonsmoking sections of airplanes

• A special report of the advisory committee appointed by the Surgeon General examines the health effects of smokeless tobacco, concluding that it too leads to nicotine addiction and can cause cancer




• Tobacco Institute Testing Laboratory (TITL) assumes cigarette-testing responsibilities from the Federal Trade Commission Test Center using its approved methodology



• Surgeon General Koop’s report states that nicotine (cigarettes and other forms of tobacco) are addicting



• Government bans smoking on short domestic airline flights


• Surgeon General’s report reports that cigarette smoking is a major cause of cerebrovascular disease (stroke). Report also addresses the future of nicotine addiction in light of new nicotine delivery systems test marketed in 1988

Late 1980s

• RJR Premier is developed and introduced to the public


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