Hawaii public health leaders to hear from first-ever historian to testify against tobacco industry on how Big Tobacco is using the same playbook to hook our youth on vaping
 
 
On Friday, November 17, Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii and Hawaii Department of Health will host Dr. Robert Proctor, the first historian to testify against the tobacco industry in court.
Dr. Proctor will speak to Big Tobacco’s continued use of inaccurate or misleading scientific data to create cultural doubt around the health consequences of its products, including its latest cash cow, electronic smoking devices. 
 
Dr. Robert N. Proctor, History of Science professor at Stanford University and award-winning author, was the first historian to testify against the tobacco industry as an expert witness in court (1998). He continues to do so, both in the U.S. and abroad.
In his written work, Dr. Proctor explores how tobacco companies and other corporate and political powers use inaccurate or misleading scientific data to create cultural doubt around complicated issues. From the tobacco epidemic to environmental denialism, he has examined what keeps ignorance alive in our culture and how it has been used as a political instrument.
To learn more about Dr. Proctor, click here.