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December 20, 2000

Health Consequences of Eclipse Cigarettes

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;284(23):2995-2996. doi:10.1001/jama.284.23.2993

To the Editor: A recent Medical News & Perspectives article1 raised a number of criticisms about Eclipse cigarettes. It is impossible in letter format to either describe the scientific data developed to characterize Eclipse or to address the criticisms raised in that article. At R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, we are committed to developing new cigarettes that have the potential to present less health risk to smokers. However, no cigarette is without risk, including Eclipse.

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