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— A Burson-Marsteller PR staffer who acted as a spy for the tobacco industry and helped organise media tours, etc. —
Some key documents
• at Burson-Marteller
1987 July 29: She is acting as a spy to find out about the American Cancer Society's anti-smoking activities. She wrote to Gary Auxier at the Tobacco Institute:
Smokeout Information —
I touched base with the national headquarters of the American Cancer Society in NYC. Just a reminder, this year's Smokeout is November 19 with the theme, "Take a breather." The Smokeout is really being carried out by the local chapters across the country.
Turns out that the national office is producing infant t-shirts that say, "I'm a born non-smoker," in pink, blue and-or-white. I put my name on their media mailing list so that I can get any press releases or schedules of events.
1988 Nov 18: Brett Gray at Fleishman-Hillard is writing to Kay Thomas at the Tobacco Institute (TI). They are helping promote Gray Robertson's ACVA (later HBI) business for the Tobacco Institute and organising media tours for the tobacco industry. It is impossible to interpret this in any other way than that the TI had an arrangement with ACVA which served the tobacco industry's purposes. ACVA was to promote the line that environmental tobacco smoke was not a serious problem in indoor air quality.
He has ccd Jeff Ross (Reece Communications); Susan Stuntz (Tobacco Institute); Rick Sullivan & Karen Doyne (Fleishman-Hillard), Karil Kochenderfer and Susan Ridge (Burson Marstller)