This site deals only with the corporate corruption of science, and makes no inference about the motives or activities of individuals involved.
There are many reasons why individuals become embroiled in corporate corruption activities - from political zealotry to over-enthusiastic activism; from gullibility to greed.
Please read the OVERVIEW carefully, and make up your own mind.
— Anti-smoking activist at the American Health Foundation (which was partly dependent on tobacco industry research funding). —
Some key documents
1984 Oct 2: Ogilvy & Mather PR's Monthly report to Peter Sparber at the Tobacco Institute.
- Public Smoking
- Identified possible minority consultant, Robert Ethridge, to be used with William Weis. [They mean 'against' William Weis , who is a Seattle professor who said smoking worker's cost their employers $4,600 pa]
- Acted as liaison between client and Eva Baker; received a preliminary proposal late in the month.
- Reviewed some of Marvin Kristein's work and presented recommendations on how we might proceed. [Kristein was an anti-smoking scientist at the AHF]
- Other Activites
1989: Tobacco Institute: Susan Stuntz "The Plan" for countering public-smoking ban hearings. This is her list of anti-smoking activists that the tobacco industry must expect to encounter and counter:
- Surgeon General C. Everett Koop
- Lawrence Garfinkel (American Cancer Society)
- Representatives from the Heart and Lung Associations
- John Banzhaf (ASH)
- James Repace
- David Burns, Jonathan Samet, and other authors of the Surgeon General's 1986 report
- Bob Rosner, William Weis, Tim Lowenberg of Seattle University's Smoking Policy institute
- Marvin Kristein, American Health Foundation, on the economics of smoking restrictions
- Representatives of state and local governments that have restricted smoking.
- William Alli, American Federation of Government Employees, and other individual workers who are members of unions
- Representatives from the NAS passive smoking and cabin air quality committees
- Aaron Lichtman, president of Citizens Against Tobacco Smoke (CATS), dedicated to banning smoking on airlines
- Representatives from some flight attendants, unions, intent on maintaining the two-hour ban