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.
Some key documents
• President of American Association for Affirmative Action
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
1984 Dec 3: Examples of Tobacco Institute documents on Workplace Smoking. The company Response Analysis Corporation has put together a series of booklets for the TI: one each on the Construction Industry, Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Industries, Government, Labor Unions, Manufacturing, Transport, Communications and Utilities Industries, etc.
Susan Stuntz at the Tobacco Institute also lists human and other resources available to fight workplace smoking bans (including a list of various surveys):
- Lew Solomon: Dean of Education UCLA
- Al Vogel: Response Analysis Corp
- Marcie Allingham: Environetics Inc, Space Planning Consultants
- Steve Schlossberg: Attorney, ex General Counsel, United Auto Workers.
Schlossberg is available as an expert witness to discuss how smoking restrictions undermine union bargaining prerogatives.
- David McCormack: Fire consultant McCormack,
- Eva Baker: Director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Evaluation.
- Robert Ethridge: President, American Association for Affirmative Action
Ethridge is putting together a proposal as to how he might address the question of how workplace smoking, restrictions disproportionately affect minorities and women and are, therefore, an indirect means of discrimination.
- Robert Klotz: law enforcement consultant