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Question 1: Forty-six states ultimately filed a ________ suit against the tobacco industry which led to a $368 billion settlement in health-related damages by the tobacco companies.
State Children's Health Insurance ProgramMedicaidMedicare (United States)Social Security (United States)

Question 2: Brown & Williamson was an American tobacco company and subsidiary of the giant ________, that produced several popular cigarette brands.
British American TobaccoMarks & SpencerInterContinental Hotels GroupHSBC

Question 3: Its former vice-president of research and development, Jeffrey Wigand, was the whistleblower in an investigation conducted by CBS news program ________, an event that was dramatized in the film The Insider.
60 Minutes20/20Dan Rather48 Hours (TV series)

Question 4: Brown & Williamson had its headquarters at ________ until July 30, 2004, when the U.S.
Shively, KentuckySt. Matthews, KentuckyJeffersontown, KentuckyLouisville, Kentucky

Question 5: Wigand's disagreements with Sandefur reached a breaking point over a flavor enhancer called ________, which had been proven to be a lung-specific carcinogen that the company continued to use in pipe tobacco.

Question 6: In 1927 the Brown and Williamson families sold the business to London-based ________.
Marks & SpencerInterContinental Hotels GroupHSBCBritish American Tobacco

Question 7: Fortunately for Wigand, his depositions at the Mississippi and Kentucky state courts were leaked, and were published by the ________ as part of an investigative rebuttal to the attacks.
Dow Jones & CompanyNew York PostThe TimesThe Wall Street Journal

Question 8: Wigand claimed that B&W had introduced chemicals such as ammonia into cigarettes to increase nicotine delivery and increase ________.
Drug addictionSocial anxiety disorderAddictionBenzodiazepine dependence


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