Huff and puff
preprintposted on 2020-10-21, 13:39 authored by Alex ReinhartAlex Reinhart
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.