Book, 2001, Professionals
David Kessler is a former commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He addresses the simple question “Why doesn’t the FDA regulate the consumer product that is the nation’s number-one-killer?” Everyone in Washington offered the same answer: the tobacco industry is too big and influential. Despite the risks, Kessler and a group of unlikely heroes at the FDA began a journey inside America’s most secret and deadliest industry. A Question of Intent tells their story.