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Freelance journalist Darrell Huff rose to prominence with his book How to Lie with Statistics. But its sequel—a statistical counterattack to public health fears about tobacco—never made it to print. This article describes Huff's collaboration with the tobacco industry to produce How to Lie with Smoking Statistics, a book arguing against evidence that smoking causes lung cancer, which was nearly ready for publication before eventually being canceled.

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This is the preprint version of the following article: “Huff and Puff”, Significance vol. 11 no. 4 (2014), pp. 28–33, which has been published in final form at doi:10.1111/j.1740-9713.2014.00765.x.

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