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Nicholas Mamola    

— A short-term consultant to the Tobacco Institute. He only appears to figure on one widely circulated list in 1989. —  

Some key documents

• Pace University

1989 Aug 22: Sam Chilcote writes to members of the Tobacco Institute's Executive Committee.

Per your request at our August 17 meeting, I am enclosing a list of scientists who currently consult with the industry on ETS and indoor air quality issues. As counsel advised, please treat this information with utmost discretion.

    We now have a total of 37 consultant scientists. Of these, 14 are affiliated with or are faculty members at academic institutions. The remaining scientists, each of whom has solid credentials, consult on a full-time basis.
There are a few variations on this list. However Mamola is listed here as an Academic Consultant.

1989 Aug 30: Tom Borelli at PM USA Science & Technology has received a complete list of tobacco industry consultants from the Tobacco Institute. He appears to be checking their documentation under the headings "BUS" (Business?); "BIB" (Bibliography) and "BIO" (Biography)

    He is also correcting spelling and initials, and preparing a WHTCOATS.TXT (WhiteCoats text) for September 5 1989 [and another computer file labled COATS.TXT the day before. These are clearly checklists of personal documents received for scientist invited to the McGill Conference in Canada.
[Note that the Asian WhiteCoats were first making an appearance at the McGill ETS Conference (Nov 1989)]

    The lists are headed 'Academics", "Full-time Consultants on ETS" or "Full-time Consultants on IAQ" (indoor air testing). It is pretty safe to assume that this is part of the McGill University ETS Conference documentation — a safe list of scientists to be invited. Everyone listed is a long-term tobacco scientist or a science-for-sale entrepreneur.
[The numbers appear to correspond closely with the actual speakers at the McGill Conference, so these may represent the length of their proposed speech — or an abstract]

1989 Nov 3: -4 Mamola doesn't appear on any of the lists at the McGill ETS Symposium.

[Nor do any of the later tobacco documents have his name]


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