Twelve hundred people--two jumbo jet planeloads a day of men, women, and children. Yes, innocent children, denied their bright futures, those happy moments of scoring the winning touchdowns, of high school and college graduations, marriage, parenthood, professional fulfillment, breakthroughs in engineering, medicine, economics, who know how many Nobel Prize winners? Lambs, slaughtered by Nicholas Naylor and the tobacco industry fiends he so slickly represented.
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Source Notes: Thank You for Smoking (Prologue) (1994). In Buckley's novel, Naylor is a public-relations man for the tobacco industry.
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