Does the Government Think You Can Handle the Truth?

Can you trust the government to tell you the truth about smoking?  Jeff Stier, the Director of the Risk Analysis Division at the National Center for Public Policy Research, says a new Department of Defense anti-smoking program – – won’t admit that e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes.

On Vicki McKenna’s 1310 WIBA radio show today, Stier and McKenna also discussed a report that some patients are being turned down for surgery because they are smokers.

Here is Stier’s appearance in full:

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