Former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration David Kessler on this edition of Fresh Air
. As head of the FDA, Kessler took on one of the country's most powerful foes: the tobacco industry. He led an investigation of tobacco makers to determine whether nicotine was a drug, and if so, how it should be regulated by the FDA. Kessler's book is A Question of Intent: A Great American Battle with a Deadly Industry
. (Broadcast Date: January 9, 2001)
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