smoke screen Author:kyle mills Smoke Screen is the tale of Trevor Barnett, heir to a tobacco fortune, which he only inherits if he remains in the employ of big tobacco until the ripe old age of 60. At 32 this seems like a lifetime and more away. Throughout the book we watch Trevor wrestle with his guilt of working for an industry that produces a popular product that makes man... more »y millions of people sick. In time we watch him become a truth telling industry spokesman. A rarity in the industry. On live television Trevor tells the world that cigarette companies know their product makes people sick. At the same time, Trevor argues, in a country that values freedom, Americans should have the right to choose to buy and use the product. If they have such a freedom they need to let go of the need to sue big tobacco out of existence. What should the limits on our freedom be?
The book also considers the hypocrisy of the government's position with regards to tobacco. On the one hand the government claims the high moral ground being against cigarettes and labeling big tobacco as evil. At the same time the government is more than happy to receive all the benefits of taxing cigarettes and individual politicians enjoy generous campaign contributions.
Note* The front cover is different than what is pictured, but it is still the same book. The book was republished a year later with a different cover.« less