ARTICLE | Politics, Policy & Law

The truth will out

August 14, 1995 7:00 AM UTC

A public health crisis either exists or it doesn't. But political opportunities are created. And whenever possible, they are bankrolled for use when the need to make political gains is especially urgent.

In this case, one could have predicted that the Clinton administration and the FDA were going to play the tobacco card, the only question was when. The set up has been going on for months, and only a deaf, blind person could have possibly not anticipated its coming last week...