Commentary: Standards for Half a Lifetime - A Personal Memoir

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I was very honoured when the Editors asked me to writesome account of my many years in the tobacco industrywith particular reference to my activities in the TechnicalCommittee ISO/ TC 126 “Tobacco and tobacco products”of the International Organization for Standardization(ISO).

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