Professor Fausz is a professor of American History at the University of Missouri. He has produced many articles and books on the history of indigenous peoples of America, Colonial America, and the history of the Mississippi Valley. In his affidavit for White Fausz noted that: “public awareness of the dangers of smoking (including its addictive nature) was so widespread since the 1950s “a thoughtful and prudent person would have had to consciously ignore prominent warnings in deciding to begin smoking cigarettes…”; thereby directly referring to the legal liability standard of a thoughtful and prudent person.
 See 109 F. Supp. 2d 432, 432.