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There are many reasons why individuals become embroiled in corporate corruption activities - from political zealotry to over-enthusiastic activism; from gullibility to greed.
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(Pollack & Associates) Pollack Associates was founded by Earl S Pollack, one of the best of the medical statisticians employed by the National Cancer Institute to investigate smoking and health. He was a conspicuous anti-smoking/activist scientist, who was consulted by various health organizations after leaving the NCI.
For some unexplained reason, he later sold the company to Arnold & Porter, Philip Morris's primary tobacco lawfirm. They appear to have run it partly as a publishing house for some of the Philip Morris controlled journals.
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President Earl S Pollack, ScD.
Arnold & Porter's diversification hasn't stopped with APCO. The law firm also bought Pollock & Associates , a small public relations outfit, a few months ago, and started a limited partnership with William Isaac , former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Called Secura Group , the partnership counsels more than 150 banks and savings and loans on issues like restructuring and financial regulations.
1985 April 9: The OTA's Workshop on the Costs of Smoking in New York had Earl Pollack of Pollack Associates, Ltd, Bethesda, MD in attendance.
Documents have mortality estimates, etc. for 'social cost' - extensive details about how these are calculated.
See version with some tobacco scientist's notes:
Another version with Tobacco Institute memo:
1986 Mar 24: Earl S Pollack is also consulted on the 1986 Surgeon General's Report on the Health Consequences of Using Smokless Tobacco.
1997April: 15 Lists Pollack Associates as the publishers of the "Supermarket Strategic Alert". This comes from Philip Morris files.
Also Oct 1998