"Big Drivel"

"Thank You For Smoking" = Skull & Bones Disinformation

Christopher Taylor Buckley, S&B 1975, is the author of the novel, "Thank You For Smoking" (Random House, 1994), disinformation which purveys health fascist pseudoscience and anti-smoker stereotypes about tobacco industry lobbyists. His father-in-law, Donald Phinney Gregg, was a 31-year veteran of the C.I.A. who was assistant to Vice President George H.W. Bush (S&B 1948) for national security affairs. He is the son of William F. Buckley Jr., S&B 1950. (C.T. Buckley to Marry Lucy S. Gregg. New York Times, Oct. 7, 1984; Lucy Gregg, State Department Aide, Weds Christopher Buckley, an Editor. New York Times, Dec. 9, 1984.)

"Buckley also has fun with the tobacco industry's tactic of using PR firms to organize "astroturf" grassroots lobbies, when Nick addresses a DC meeting of "the puffers", a front group modeled after the National Smokers Alliance run by Burson-Marsteller: 'They championed the rights of the oppressed smoker who couldn't find a smoking section in a restaurant, or who had to leave his desk and go stand in the snow to have a cigarette. They targeted local politicians who favored anti-smoking ordinances, attacked the surgeon general much more viciously than the Academy itself could, organized 'smoke-ins' . . . and distributed morale-boosting T-shirts and caps with pro-smoking emblems modeled on the oId Black Panther salute: upraised fists holding cigarettes. Ostensibly, these were grassroots, heartbeat-of-America (or heart-attack-of-America) citizens groups ... In actual fact, there wasn't really anything spontaneous about the rise of these groups. They were front groups... almost entirely funded by the Academy, with the money being laundered--legally--by giving it to various middle- men who, posing as anonymous donors, passed it along to the groups as contributions. The whole operation cost next to nothing, relatively, and this way tobacco's friends in the House and Senate could stand up and point to them as evidence of a groundswell ... "Though the Academy naturally preferred to keep a low profile in its contacts with the front groups, Nick felt it was important to have them in for a pep talk. So what if they were stooges? They didn't know that.'" (Book Review, Thank You For Smoking. PR Watch 1994 3d Quarter;1(4).) In fact, most of them believed that the tobacco industry wasn't doing diddly for smokers' rights. The only stooges were the suckers who actually believed that it was. In fact, the tobacco industry has been controlled by the anti-smokers - including numerous members of Skull & Bones - for decades. And, it was a crony of former President George H.W. Bush who was on the board of directors of the corrupt EPA contractor which served as a front for the anti-smoking activists who were the real authors of the so-called "EPA" report on ETS, which was released during the final days of the Bush regime.

Book Review, Thank You For Smoking, PR Watch 1994 / UCSF (pdf, 12 pp)

The anti-smoker-controlled media responded with fawning and adoration for Buckley: "Call Christopher Buckley a prophet and he laughs, 'No, God's just a bad novelist.' But he says it's eerie, very eerie, that real life is imitating his wicked new satire about tobacco industry PR, called 'Thank You for Smoking.' Which is reality and which is fiction?" (Smoking Satire. By Lauran Neergaard. Associated Press, Apr. 15, 1994.) "'People say he's been incredibly lucky with the timing of this book,' says Christopher Hitchins, the liberal commentator for Vanity Fair, referring to a recent spate of controversies involving the cigarette industry. 'But I say people don't get lucky like that. He was early in noticing the return of the Prohibition-era mentality." The article notes his membership in Skull & Bones, and "charmed writing career." "Then, without any previous experience, he was hired by Vice President Bush to write speeches," through which he met his wife. "As luck would have it" [sic], a job from Malcolm Forbes Sr. as editor of FYI saved him from bankruptcy after his second novel flopped. (The 'Smoking' Gun. By Leslie Kaufman. Washington Post, June 10, 1994.)

Smoking Satire, AP 1994 / UCSF (pdf, 21 pp)
The 'Smoking' Gun, Washington Post 1994 [pp. 16-17] / UCSF (pdf, 23 pp)

The New York Times plugged it twice (Warning: This Man is Dangerous. By Larry Gelbart. New York Times, June 4, 1994); "a novel so timely that you have to wonder if Mr. Buckley has been orchestrating recent events in tobacco-land, among them a full-page ad in the New York Times on Tuesday that was sponsored by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and called for 'an informed debate' instead of a ban on smoking." (A Flight of Fancy Through the Tobacco Industry. By Christopher Lehmann-Haupt. New York Times, June 23, 1994.) They puffed Buckley's ex-smoking as well. (More Huffing Than Puffing. By Alex Witchel. New York Times, June 30, 1994.) Sure, it's all just another triumph for the coincidence theorists, who sneer at the notion of conspiracy.

Warning:... New York Times 1994 / UCSF (pdf, 6 pp)
A Flight of Fancy, New York Times 1994 [p. 24] / UCSF (pdf, 32 pp)
More Huffing Than Puffing, New York Times 1994 / UCSF (pdf, 2 pp)

William Frank Buckley Jr., S&B 1950, was founder and editor of the National Review magazine: "National Review was staffed almost exclusively by ex-communists, many of whom were Buckley’s CIA colleagues. He gives a critical look at many of the early contributors such as James Burnham, Frank Meyer, Willi Schlamm, Whitaker Chambers, and Max Eastman. McManus describes the paradox of the situation, 'Those who dominated National Review at its inception… were ex-Communists, Trotskyites, socialists, and CIA stalwarts who deplored the excesses of Communism but who had no objection to steering America away from personal freedom and national independence. Yet this was the magazine that was supposed to provide pivotal opposition to America’s increasingly dominant Eastern Establishment, whose elitists had long been laboring to undermine our nation’s independence and erode the people’s freedom!'" ('Bill Buckley: Pied Piper of the Establishment'. Review of William F. Buckley Jr., Pied Piper for the Establishment, by John F. McManus. By Marcus Epstein, Sep. 4, 2002.) "Much of the history of the Bones-OSS/ CIA connection is covered by John F. McManus in his book William F. Buckley, Jr.: Pied Piper for the Establishment. Buckley, who was tapped for Skull and Bones while at Yale. was recruited into the CIA by his mentor, Yale Professor Willmoore Kendall, who had served in the OSS." (The C.I.A., skull and bones, and rewriting history. By Warren Mass. The New American, Feb. 19, 2007.)

Bill Buckley: Pied Piper, 2002 / LewRockwell.com

National Review reviewed Christopher Buckley's book, of course, and laid it on thick with anti-smoker-prop describing tobacco as "a product only slightly more popular than Thalidomide" (that is, among the vermin crowd, who systematically suppress our views so they can pretend we don't exist), and gloating with malice about how hated they think they have made tobacco. (Up in Smoke. By Andrew Ferguson. National Review, June 13, 1994.) The two-faced anti-smoker Jacob Sullum, who was articles editor at National Review, fawned as well. (Lying for a Living. By Jacob Sullum. Reason, 1994 November pp. 69-71.)

Up in Smoke - National Review, 1994 [p. 25] / UCSF (pdf, 34 pp)
Lying for a Living, 1994 / Reason

William F. Buckley Jr.'s sister, Carol Virginia Buckley, married Thomas Jackson Charlton Sr., Yale 1954. Thomas J. Charlton Jr., Yale 1984, was a staff assistant (1985-86) and program analyst (1986-87) in the EPA Office of Regional Operations, and later an advisor in the Permits Division Office of Water. (Who's Who in American Law R, 8th edition. Marquis Who's Who, 2006. Document Number K2016379903.) Thomas J. Charlton Sr. was with the EPA permit office as well. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regulatory Agenda. Federal Register 1978 Nov. 30;43(231):56166, p. 10.)

Federal Register, Nov. 30, 1978 / UCSF (pdf, 52 pp)

Mrs. William F. Buckley was a member of the committee for a dinner benefit for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, of which Mrs. Lewis A. Lapham [S&B 1931] was a fellow member and Mrs. Howard B. Dean was a co-chairmen. (Dance Wednesday to Assist Sloan-Kettering Society. New York Times, May 8, 1970.) Pat Buckley and Nan Kempner were chairwomen of the benefit in honor of Benno C. Schmidt, retiring as chairman of the board of overseers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 1990. Schmidt's wife, Nancy, was also a member of its board. (Benefits for Cancer and a Harlem School. New York Times, June 3, 1990.) Pat Buckley is another traitor-smoker, raising money for the enemy to waste. She spouts shallow generalities to the effect that "everything kills you" (the characteristic belief of clueless persons who think that lifestyle questionnaire studies which ignore infection are scientific); and claims her son "quit smoking six years ago, on the day his best friend died of lung cancer." (Smoke Signals. By Bob Morris. New York Times, Jun. 5, 1994, p. 43.)

Smoke Signals, New York Times, Jun. 5, 1994 / UCSF (pdf, 49 pp)

Christopher Buckley's uncle, James Lane Buckley, S&B 1944, was a U.S. Senator (Conservative, NY.) from 1971 to 1977, and a federal judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, from 1985 to 1996. In 1980, according to a CV of Peter Paul Witonski, who listed him as a reference, James L. Buckley was affiliated with Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette at 140 Broadway, New York. Witonski was an assistant to R. Health Larry of the National Association of Manufacturers from 1977-79. Larry was a trustee of the American Health Foundation in 1981. Witonski also listed William F. Buckley Jr. and Henry Ford as references. (Memorandum from William Kloepfer Jr. to Jeannette Cohen. July 18, 1980.) William H. Donaldson, S&B 1953, was elected to the board of Philip Morris that year.

Buckley, James Lane / Bioguide, U.S.
Kloepfer to Cohen, July 18, 1980 / UCSF (pdf, 3 pp)

In 1992, John F. Banzhaf III of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), petitioned for ASH's request for rulemaking to the U.S. Department of Labor to restrict smoking to be heard by the same panel that had considered ASH's previous requests, dating from 1987. The panel consisted of Judges Abner J. Mikva, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and James L. Buckley. (Action on Smoking and Health's Motion for Consideration by the Same Panel Which Adjudicated Related Cases. Dec. 22, 1992.)

ASH motion, Dec. 22, 1992 / UCSF (pdf, 6 pp)

The Lyndon Larouche website implicates William F. Buckley, Sr. and Nicholas F. Brady, the son of Anthony N. Brady, the largest stockholder in the American Tobacco Company, in helping to incite the Cristeros Rebellion in Mexico. (Synarchism, the Spanish Falange, and the Nazis, by William F. Wertz, Jr. Executive Intelligence Review, July 25, 2003.)

Either they sell us out on purpose, or else they're as dumb as a box of rocks.

The Heartland Institute

The Heartland Institute pretends "to help build social movements in support of ideas that empower people." But it actually suppresses TRUE advocacy, by parroting received notions and dishing out cliches about "personal responsibility," for the media to pawn off as "the other side of the issue."

The Board of Directors of The Heartland Institute:

Board of Directors / The Heartland Institute

Joseph L. Bast, Director, President and CEO

Founded The Heartland Institute in 1984

Bast bio / The Heartland Institute

Chairman of the Board: Herbert J. Walberg

Research Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago; director since 1993.

Walberg bio / The Heartland Institute

James L. Johnston, Director and Secretary

Senior economist at Amoco until 1993. He was an economist at the RAND Corp. until joining Amoco in 1975.

Johnston bio / The Heartland Institute

Roy E. Marden, Manager of Industry Affairs at Philip Morris.

"His responsibilities include managing company responses to key public policy issues, directing corporate involvement with industry, business, trade, and public policy organizations and determining philanthropic support thereto; lobbying; developing economic and public policy position papers for senior management; and representing the Philip Morris Chairman and CEO in external coalitions and business associations."

Marden bio / The Heartland Institute

Thomas Walton, Director of Economic Policy for General Motors Corporation

"From GM's headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, Walton oversees analysis of the effectiveness and costs of current and prospective government policies and regulations. Walton and his staff review the implications of those government actions for General Motors; its customers, employees and stockholders; and the general public." If Mr. Walton had any sense he would question General Motors' support of the Health Effects Institute.

Walton bio / The Heartland Institute

The so-called "Experts"

Joseph L. Bast, Michael DeBow, Michael Fumento, Pierre Lemieux, Robert Levy, Jacob Sullum, and W. Kip Viscusi are the so-called "experts" they trot out to supposedly speak for us smokers! They are just patsies for the establishment, helping them pretend that their insubstantial opposition is the best that our side can present.

Smoking "Experts" / The Heartland Institute


CORESTA, which the anti-smokers accused of committing fraud, was nothing but a true-believing slave of the chemical-carcinogenesis charlatans and their conspiracy of silence about the role of infection!

Minutes from CORESTA ETS Sub-Group Meeting, Apr. 26-27, 1995 / UCSF (pdf, 2 pp)
Minutes from CORESTA ETS Sub-Group meeting, Sep. 15, 1995 / UCSF (pdf, 5 pp)
Minutes from CORESTA ETS Sub-Group Meeting, May 28-29, 1996 / UCSF (pdf, 6 pp)
Minutes From CORESTA ETS Sub-Group Meeting, June 19, 1996 / UCSF (pdf, 7 pp)
Minutes of CORESTA ETS Sub-Group Meeting, Apr. 23-24, 1997 / UCSF (pdf, 6 pp)
Minutes of CORESTA ETS Sub-Group Meeting, Sep. 11, 1997 / UCSF (pdf, 3 pp)
CORESTA'98 October 11-15 souvenir program pub. by Tobacco / UCSF (pdf, 19 pp)
Minutes of CORESTA ETS Sub-Group Meeting, Mar. 23, 1999 / UCSF (pdf, 4 pp)
Minutes of Coresta's ETS Sub Group Meeting, Apr. 18, 2000 / UCSF (pdf, 2 pp)

Hoy Bohanon

CORESTA member Hoy Bohanon has been a professional engineer employed by RJ Reynolds Tobacco since at least 1987. He was originally manager of facilities planning and projects. (Caravan, 1989;23(3):9.) His testimony at the Ocupational Safety and Health Administration Public Hearing on its Proposed Standard for Indoor Air Quality was merely to snivel that ETS should be treated like any other indoor air pollutant.

Caravan, Mar. 1989 / UCSF (pdf, 12 pp)
Bohanon, OSHA Public Hearing, Jan. 17, 1995 [p. 145] / UCSF (pdf, 217)
Official Statement of Hoy R. Bohanon, Jr. / UCSF (pdf, 16 pp)
Bohanon, OSHA - Post Hearing Comments / UCSF (pdf, 23 pp)

The Role of Maintenance and Operations in Providing Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. By Hoy Bohanon and Barry Lynch. FM Journal, Mar/Apr 1993, pp. 25-31.

The Role of Maintenance and Operations in Providing Acceptable Indoor Air Quality / UCSF (pdf, 7 pp)

Improving Indoor Air Quality. A Pilot Program Testing Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Restaurants in Colorado, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. ponsored by Peaceful Coexistence R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.Excerpts appeared in Restaurants*USA, October 1993.

Improving Indoor Air Quality. A Pilot Program / UCSF (pdf, 7 pp)

"ENGINEERING ALTERNATIVES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL TOBACCO SMOKE CONTROL. By Hoy R. Bohanon, Jr. PE, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Jan. 1995. (slide show)

Engineering Alternatives for Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control / UCSF (pdf, 35)

Protocol for Evaluation of Reduction in ETS in Real-Life Situations by Smoking Tobacco-Heating Rather Than Tobacco-Burning Cigarettes. Prepared by Charles Green, Hoy Bohanon, Paul Nelson, Mike Ogden, and David Taylor. Research & Development Department and Environmental Affairs Department, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, August 17, 1995.

Protocol for Evaluation of Reduction in ETS... / UCSF (pdf, 17 pp)

Model Protocol for Survey of Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Smoking Activity in Restaurants. By Hoy Bohanon. Sep. 1, 1995. (draft)

Model Protocol for Survey of Indoor Air Quality / UCSF (pdf, 17 pp)

"Hoy Bohanon informed the Sub-Group that a new standard which incorporates much of Ole Fanger's sensory/perception work was out of ASHRAE (American Society for Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) committee in April. It is anticipated that this new standard may be out of the Society by July. It is believed that this standard can be used to determine the "acceptability" of IAQ, and thus ban substances (like ETS) that some find objectionable, based on no real science." (ETS Sub-Group Minutes June 19, 1996 page 4. By Michael W. Ogden of R.J. Reynolds.) In 2005, Bohanon was a rubber-stamp lackey who approved the ASHRAE ETS report.

Minutes From CORESTA ETS Sub-Group Meeting, June 19, 1996 / UCSF (pdf, 7 pp)

Survey of Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation, and Smoking Activity in Restaurants. Report to CORESTA. By H. R. Bohanon, Jr., J.-J. Piadé, M. Schorp, Y. Saint-Jalm, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., June 1, 1999.

Survey of Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation, and Smoking Activity in Restaurants / UCSF (pdf, 41 pp)

An international survey of indoor air quality, ventilation, and smoking activity in restaurants: a pilot study. HR Bohanon Jr., JJ Piadé, MK Schorp, Y Saint-Jalm. J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 2003 Sep;13(5):378-392. "In some countries, dissatisfaction rates above 20% were observed for draft, freshness of air, and noise. The dissatisfaction rates related to tobacco smoke were less than 20%, which is lower than would be predicted based on measured ETS levels." [The anti-smokers cause increased discomfort by compelling excessive ventilation, to give themselves another pretext to ban smoking! Their deviousness is just like in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion!]

Bohanan - J Expo Anal Epidemiol 2003 abstract / PubMed

The (now-defunct) National Smokers' Alliance

A Smokers' Alliance (Draft). Philip Morris, July 9, 1993. From Steve Parrish's Secretary Files. PM's plans to create a "truth squad" - but they "forgot" that their troops would need ammunition, not just warm and fuzzy generalities.

A Smokers' Alliance / UCSF (pdf, 62 pp)

National Smokers Alliance Launches 1994 Activities. Philip Morris, March 7, 1994. The NSA National Board of Advisors seems to have been recruited mainly from party functionaries and special assistants to deputy secretaries of this and that, mostly from the Republican Party but also from the Democrats. Pierre Salinger is the big name.

"Pierre Salinger is vice chairman of Burson-Marstellar. He is based in the Washington office and serves as senior media and public affairs advisor to B-M clients and plays a key role in further developing Burson-Marstellar's extensive worldwide media capabilities.

"Salinger came to national prominence first as chief investigator for Robert F. Kennedy, who was counsel to the U.S. Senate committee investigating Teamsters International president Jimmy Hoffa. He later worked for U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy during his 1960 presidential campaign, organizing press operations, and became White House press secretary after Kennedy was elected president. After President Kennedy's assassination, he continued to serve as White House press secretary at President Johnson's request, but resigned in 1964 when he was appointed to fill a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate representing California. Although he later won a primary election for the seat, he lost the general election.

"Salinger then entered the business world as vice president of National General Corporation and later vice president of Continental Airlines. He left this post to work as director for Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign, and later was president of the National Committee for George McGovern for President.

"In 1973, Salinger returned to his roots in journalism. Having started as a copy boy and later award-winning investigative reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle, Salinger became roving editor of L'Express in Paris before moving to ABC News in 1978. Salinger served as ABC's Paris bureau chief for nine years. In 1983, he became the chief foreign correspondent and was promoted in 1983 to senior editor/Europe, a post he held until his retirement from ABC in 1993. After leaving ABC, Salinger joined Burston-Marstellar, but continues to serve as a consultant to the network."

NSA Launches 1994 Activities / UCSF (pdf, 22 pp)

It's All Done With Smoke and Some PR. By Peter H. Stone. National Journal, May 28, 1994. "A smokers' rights group that was launched last year with seed money from Philip Morris Inc. is increasingly looking like a subsidiary of Burson-Marstellar, the tobacco giant's public relations firm... Burson has been a major player in the alliance from the start. The firm, which has long represented Philip Morris, used its grass-roots lobbying unit, the Advocacy Communications Team, to start building membership in the group last year. Philip Morris put up an undisclosed sum to underwrite the effort.

"In February, Thomas Humber, a senior vice president of Burson who was in charge of the Philip Morris account, helped organize the membership drive; and earlier this month, he was named president and chief executive of the alliance. Kenneth Rietz, who heads Burson's western regional office, was largely responsible for setting up a California chapter that is backing a ballot initiative that could roll back local curbs on smoking. For good measure, Pierre Salinger, Burson's vice chairman, serves on the alliance's advisory board.

"Humber is well versed in handling public relations for the tobacco industry. Before joining Burson in mid-199?, he spent a year as a public relations director at Philip Morris's European headquarters in Switzerland. Before that, he worked for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. for about a decade.

Stone, National Journal, 1994 / UCSF (pdf, 2 pp)

A typical unctuous NSA pamphlet, 1994, offered absolutely nothing to refute the anti-smokers' lies.

NSA pamplet / UCSF (pdf, 6 pp)

NSA Board Member Bios: William Althaus, consultant to Burson-Marsteller, chairman; William C. "Bill" Anderson, most recently a political action committee member of the National Republican Congressional Committee; Jeanie R. Austin, co-chairman of the Republican National Committee; Oscar Coffey Jr., president and CEO of the U.S. African-American Chamber of Commerce; Morton Downey Jr., talk show host; John F. Droney Jr. of the law firm Levy & Droney; North Carolina State Representative Milton "Tobey" Fitch Jr.; J. Curtis Herge, of the law firm Herge, Sparks & Christopher of McLean, Va.; Bruce Herschensohn, a film maker; John Hillerman, an actor; Fred M. Hodges III, vice president of sales for Bailey Marketing Group; David A. Keene, of Keene/Halper & Associates political consulting group; Peter G. Kelly, of the law firm Updike, Kelly and Spellacy and a strategist and fund-raiser for the Democratic Party; Louise T. Lindblom of the National Urban Coalition; Andre Morgan of Ruddy & Morgan Productions, movie and TV producers; Dave Myers of Dave Myers & Associates, lighting systems; Lyn Nofziger, former assistant to President Nixon; Marc E. Rotterman, public relations consultant; Joseph A. Ruggiero, chief counsel for the Connecticut Democratic Party; Pierre Salinger, Vice Chairman of Burson-Marstellar; Craig Shirley, head of Craig Shirley & Associates public relations firm; Phil Stout, of the Nevada Association of Independent Businesses; Dr. Charles Sydnor, President /CEO of Central Virginia Educational Telecommunications Corp.; and Guy Vander Jagt, Attorney, Baker & Hostetler. William C. Anton of ANTON'S Airfoods was Chairman of the Board.

NSA Board Members, June 30, 1994 / UCSF (pdf, 17 pp)

"Philip Morris announced it is ending financial support to the National Smokers Alliance (NSA) after the organization filed an ethics complaint against Senator John McCain (R-AZ). The NSA claimed Sen. McCain violated Senate rules when he sent a letter to voters defending last year's proposed tobacco legislation. In a letter sent last week to the Senate Ethics Committee, the NSA criticized McCain's letter as "an effort to assist and expedite" his presidential bid. Philip Morris objected to the NSA charges and said the organization "went well beyond" its role as an advocate for adult smokers.NSA President Thomas Humber said the move by Philip Morris came as a surprise, but he defended the NSA's decision to file a complaint against McCain." (Philip Morris Ends Funding For National Smokers Alliance. Scarcnet News Summaries, June 30, 1998. Source: "Philip Morris Will Cease Support To Smokers' Group," WALL STREET JOURNAL, June 30, 1999, p. C13.)

The Speakeasy Forum

A remnant of the National Smokers' Alliance continues in the form of the Speakeasy forum board. It was originally operated by the NSA, then turned over to Martha Perske and Wanda Hamilton when NSA went out of business. Genuine opposition to the status quo is forbidden there. Its true purpose is to subvert smokers' rights: to be a safety valve for the proles to vent their feelings, while keeping them ignorant; to keep their attention fixed at the level of local smoking bans; and to misplace blame from the Lasker Syndicate that has controlled the health establishment for six decades, to the pharmaceutical companies instead.

Philip Morris Magazine

The first issue of Philip Morris Magazine, Summer 1985, Volume 1, Number 1. A travelog, an art show, sports celebrities, a feature about 42nd Street in NYC as if we wanted to read the Noo Yawker for Lowbrows or something. Where's the smokers rights? Oh, here's a visit with a tobacco farming family. There's a half-page of "Good News," with a little snippet about a workplace productivity study that is reported with morale-boosting, not scholarship, in mind (as if such insubstantial stuff would raise the morale of anyone other than morons); more damned arts stuff (and what the hell is it doing there anyway); a little snippet about Richard Rossie's lawsuit over technicalities of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue's smoking ban. Then, there's a half-page of "Letters to Philip Morris, answering the "profound" issue of 'what about car pollution' with a platitude that "Differences between smokers and nonsmokers are best handled through common courtesy," and a scanty list of smokers' groups. Followed by an interview with economist Ingo Walters, who spouts generalizations on "Why Excise Taxes Don't Work" (they work to shaft us, don't they?), some feeble snivels about San Francisco's smoking ban; and "Courtesy Call," which is most of a page dedicated to a vapid appeal to "etiquette."

Philip Morris Magazine, Summer 1985 / UCSF (pdf, 37 pp)
Philip Morris Magazine, Spring 1986 / UCSF (pdf, 40 pp)
Philip Morris Magazine, Summer 1986 / UCSF (pdf, 43 pp)
Philip Morris Magazine, Summer 1988 / UCSF (pdf, 52 pp)

Notation of this document by the anti-smokers: "This Philip Morris (PM) document is a conglomerate of several documents. The first part is a 1989 copy of Philip Morris Magazine, which cheerfully provides recipes for spinach salad and an article about a bicycle marathon while touting 'smokers rights.'" Naturally it would never occur to them to view this worthless crap through the eyes of smokers' rights advocates who want useful information.

Philip Morris Magazine 1989 / UCSF (pdf, 46 pp)

Philip Morris's Smokers' Advocate

Smokers' Advocate, June 1990 / UCSF (pdf, 8 pp)
Smokers' Advocate, Oct. 1990 / UCSF (pdf, 4 pp)

American Smoker's Journal (United Smokers Association)

American Smoker's Journal 1994 Jul; 2(1) / UCSF (pdf, 36 pp)


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