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Lynn T Kozlowski
A University of Pennsylvania behavioral scientist who did considerable research on smoking behavior, addiction, and exposed the techniques used by the companies with ventilation filters to give fake readings of tar and nicotine
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Anti-smoker and Head Department of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University
1974–81: She is a cigarette addition expert. B&W has obtained a photocopy of her resume which shows many lectures and symposia on the risks of smoking, and the role of nicotine in addiction.
1982 Nov: 32 Meeting of the Winnipeg Project Team of SAWP/ICOSI planning to infiltrate and disrupt the WHO Smoking & Health conference. Discussion points read:
h) Effects of the Changing Cigarette
It was reported that Dr Garfinkel [American Cancer Council] would be attending, the Winnipeg Conference. There might be some conflict if the Kozlowski theory came up. More thought would have to be given to this subject by the project team. [This project was given to Don Hoel at Shook Hardy & Bacon]
1997 Jan 31: She has made a submission to the Massachusetts Department of Health. She is an expert on Barclay-type ventilation blocking.
She says that low-tar cigarettes don't necessarily lower the hazard.
The actual tar and nicotine yield of a cigarette depends primarily on the smoking behavior of the individual smoker. Therefore, reductions in machine smoked standard tar and nicotine yields are often not reflected in changes in tar and nicotine exposures in smokers.
Compensatory smoking and decreased smoking cessation [fewer giving up] as a result of the availability of lower-yield cigarettes "suggest the very real prospect that the existence of low t/n cigarettes has actually caused more smoking than would have occurred in their absence and thereby raised the morbidity and mortality associated with smoking"
[Furthermore] Filter vents serve to dilute smoke with air, thereby reducing standard yields of tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide. However, simple changes in smoking behavior (i.e., blocking vents with either lips, fingers, or tape) can reduce this air-dilution effect. Vent blocking is far from a rare event. Four different laboratories have produced a total of eight peer-reviewed studies which have found evidence of vent blocking.