June 22, 2022

Tobacco Whistle Blowers

Tobacco Whistle Blowers

Amazing they can blow a whistle with lungs like that.

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Jeffrey Stephen Wigand (/ˈwɡænd/; born December 17, 1942) is an American biochemist and whistleblower.

He is a former vice president of research and development at Brown & Williamson in Louisville, Kentucky, who worked on the development of reduced-harm cigarettes and in 1996 blew the whistle on tobacco tampering at the company. This was adapted for 1999 film The Insider, with Russell Crowe portraying Wigand.

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