Philip Hilts: Newspaper Writer—He Exposed a Big-Tobacco Cover-Up— and Author of Scientific and Medical Books

From a New York Times obit by Katharine Q. Seelye headlined “Philip J. Hilts, 74, Dies; Reporter Exposed a Big-Tobacco Cover-up”:

Philip J. Hilts, who as a science reporter for The New York Times in 1994 exposed a tobacco company’s decades-long cover-up of its own research showing that tobacco was harmful and nicotine was addictive, died in Lebanon, N.H….

Mr. Hilts was a longtime journalist, writing for The Times, The Washington Post and other publications, and was the author of six nonfiction books on scientific, medical and social topics.