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Tobacco Company Influenced Scientific Studies, Report Shows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) __ A new study out this week by U-C San Francisco and government scientists finds that a tobacco company influenced research into possible links between second-hand smoke and sudden infant death syndrome.

The analysis found that executives at Philip Morris International hired a consultant to write a scientific article on the causes of SIDS — and then persuaded him to change his original conclusions. The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting in today´s edition that the eventual scientific article called into question the connection to second-hand smoke