HHS Creates Website With 27 Million Pages of Tobacco Documents

January 1, 2000
Oncology NEWS International, Oncology NEWS International Vol 9 No 1, Volume 9, Issue 1

WASHINGTON—The federal government has created an internet source that allows access to more than 27 million pages of tobacco industry papers, one that allows full-text searches of these key documents for the first time. The website, http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco, has four parts: citations from 4 million tobacco industry documents; a database for the Minnesota Select Set, which holds about 350,000 pages of documents used by attorneys in the state’s successful suit against the tobacco companies; a similar database containing nearly 7,000 documents from the British American Tobacco Co.;

WASHINGTON—The federal government has created an internet source that allows access to more than 27 million pages of tobacco industry papers, one that allows full-text searches of these key documents for the first time. The website, http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco, has four parts: citations from 4 million tobacco industry documents; a database for the Minnesota Select Set, which holds about 350,000 pages of documents used by attorneys in the state’s successful suit against the tobacco companies; a similar database containing nearly 7,000 documents from the British American Tobacco Co.;