Concussions, Cigarettes and Climate

What do football, tobacco and oil have in common? A common narrative of deceit. When tobacco companies faced public scrutiny about the link between cancer and smoking the industry launched a campaign questioning the scientific evidence. Oil companies and the National Football League have used the same playbook to mislead the public. Listen to the stories of how industries endeavor to confuse. Adrienne Alford, Western States Director, Union of Concerned Scientists Steve Fainaru, Senior Writer, ESPN Investigative Unit; Co-Author, League of Denial Stanton Glantz, Director, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, UCSF This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, CA on November 29, 2017. Clip courtesy: Union of Concerned Scientists Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

by Climate One