Progress Report of various Tobacco Institute departments and initiatives. Broken down into the following chapters: 1)Excise Tax Issues; 2)Public Smoking Issues; 3)Advertising Issues; 4)Fire Safety; 5)Social Cost; 6)Media Relations; 7)Information Center; 8)Production Services. Contains table of contents (Lists "General Coalitions" chapter not included with document). Discusses internal issues and activities of each department for the month of April 1990, and goals of each department for next month. Includes monthly budgetary charts for each department. Mentions names of people and organizations involved with each department.
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- Legal Issues
- Lower Class
- Named Organization
- Aerospace Medical Association
- American Advertising Association
- American Agriculture Movement
- American Association of Airport Executives
- Association of National Advertisers
- Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Candy Distributors
- Citizens for Tax Justice
- Claremont Foundation
- Coalition Against Regressive Taxation
- Economic Policy Institute
- Federal Trade Commission
- Fire Research Library
- Freedom of Expression Foundation
- Freedom to Advertise Coalition
- Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
- Health Building International
- Indiana Tobacco and Candy Distributors Vendors
- International Society of Fire Services Instructors
- Leadership Counsel on Advertising Issues
- Leadership for the New Century
- League of Rural Voters
- Media Institute
- Minnesota Candy and Tobacco Association
- National Association of State Fire Marshalls
- National Bureau of Standards
- National Chamber Foundation
- National Energy Management Institute
- National Volunteer Fire Council
- New Jersey Citizen Action
- New York State Department of Health
- Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America
- Rhode Island Hospitality Association
- Tobacco Institute
- United States Cigarette Export Association
- University of Georgia
- Upholstered Furniture Action Council
- Virginia Chamber of Commerce
- Washington State Association of Tobacco and
- West Virginia Tobacco Producers Association
- Wisconsin Fire Inspection Association
- Named Person
- Anderson, G.
- Ault, R.
- Boggs, T.
- Bohanan, C.
- Collins, M.
- Davis, M.
- Dieman, G.
- Donoho, P.
- Economist (FTC)
- Ekelund, R.
- Greene, O.
- Jackson, J.
- Jadlow, J.
- Jaffe, D.
- Kennedy, E. (Sen.)
- Lauria, T.
- Lee, D.
- Luken (Rep.)
- Maines, P.
- McConnel (Sen.)
- Michelotti, C.
- Moakley, Joseph Rep. (U.S. Representative c. 1994 - promoted fire safe cigarettes)
Representative Moakley was a United States Representative. He was interested in fire-safe cigarettes.
- Pernicola, K.
- Prendergast, W.
- Quayle, D. (VP)
- Reise, E.
- Repace, J.
- Robertson, G.
- Rusher, W.
- Saba, R.
- Saurmen, D.
- Schnicke, U.
- Sixon, P. (Sen.)
- Smith, C.
- Stryder, W.
- Sullum, J.
- Sundquist (Rep.)
- Synar, M. (Rep.)
- Turner, S.
- Wagner, R.
- Booth, M.
- Cannell, A.
- Dawson [Moran], Brennan M. (TI Senior VP (known as Brennan Moran 1982-87))
Tobacco Institute Senior Vice President.
- Dowden, J.
- Fernicola, K.
- Gleeson, M.
- Hrycaj, C.
- Panzer, Frederick (TI VP of Issues Management c. 1988)
Vice president of The Tobacco Institute, early 1970's
- Ransome, S.
- Rinker, M.
- Stuntz, Susan M. (TI Issues Management Director, VP)
Helped organize a program to create a backlash against the insurance industry after they instituted non-smoker discounts for policy holders.
- Thomas, K.
- Airline Smoking Ban
- clean indoor air
- Federal Level
- Fire Safe Cigarettes
- government agency
- Health Effects
- Heart Disease
- Industry Strategies
- public policy
- secondhand smoke
- State Level
- Tobacco Industry
- youth access
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Excise Tax Issue
TBD, C. Hrycaj ............... ; .....................................
Public Smoking Issue
M. Rinker, S. R~u'~some, K. Thomas .......................................
F. Panzer, TBD .....................................................
K. FernicoM .......................................................
TBD, C. Hrycaj .....................................................
B. Dawson ........................................................
M. Gleason, S. Stuntz ................................................
A. Canr~ell ........................................................
M. Booth, J. Dowden .................................................
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In April, the Coalition Against Regressive Taxation and the
Economic Policy Institute each released studies addressing
elements of the tax debate. We continue to work toward the
release next month of the first of four tax studies commissioned
by allied labor groups. Several excise tax projects involving
allies in Washington, D.C., as well as in the states, are
Consulting economists' op-eds have all be~n written, reviewed and
returned to the authors for placement. Of~ the 20 articles
commissioned, 11 have been placed thus far. Most recently,
Joseph Jadlow's article appeared in the ~_~; Cecil
Bchanan's op-e~ was published in the ~. Consulting
economists also have followed u~ with the transmittal of the op-
eds to Senators and Representatives from ~eir states.
The Coalition Against Regressive Taxation (CART) released at a
press conference in Washington, D.C., its study "Changes in the
Progressivity of the Federal Tax System f~:om 1980 ~o 1990."
Media covering the Capitol Hill press con~.~erence included the
Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press., UPI and BNA.
The Peat Marwick analysis for CART examing~s the impact of
increasing federal consumer excise taxes on tobacco, alcohol and
gasoline by $20 billion and expanding the earned income tax
credit (EITC) to mitigate the regressivity of the new taxes. The
study finds that "reducing the regressivi'~y of an excise tax by
expanding the EITC would be expensive, and tax burdens would
s~ill be spread unequally" within lower income groups.
The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) also released its most recent
study. "Are Americans on a Consumption Binge?" refutes the
notion that Americans have been overconsuming and undersaving,
and thus, that Congress should raise consumption taxes such as
excises. The EPI study lays the groundwork for later activities,
e.g., a tax policy conference that will continue to build the
record against raising regressive consumer excise taxes.
Through April, both the House and Senate budget committees worked
on their versions of a Fiscal Year 1991 budget resolution. House
Budget Committee Chairman Leon Panetta met with the leadership, of
many organizations to solicit endorsements for the House budget
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resolution, which contains $14.9 billion in additional revenues.
One ally endorsing the document urged the Committee to fund the .
programs through progressive, rather than regressive, measures.
The four labor-commissioned tax studies are on track. Early in
the month, we received a document outlining promotion options for
the s~udies examining the impa¢~c of ~axes on working women,
Blacks and Hispanics. Promotion of the study addressing senior
citizens will be considered separately.
The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) study will be released
late May, following the National Working ~omen's Awareness week.
The study is being prepared for publicatlon~ the companion press
materials will be developed and finalized next month.
Citizens for Tax Justice has requested Lak~or Management Committee
support for a one-day tax equity conference. The event, to be
held in May, will focus on tax policy chartges in the 1990s, and
involve representatives of labor and liberal think tanks.
We reviewed proposals submitted by Leader.'~hip for the New Century
(LNC) and agreed, in concept, to support two new programs: a
fair tax ~d a long-term health care prob.'am. These efforts will
seek to expand the tax and health-care financing debate at the
federal level. Possibilities also exist with elements of the LNC
programs to involve state-level issues.
The New Jersey citizen Action (NJCA) tax :~airness program is
moving forward. A tax brochure outlining the inequities in the
current New Jersey system was prepared an~i distributed to
activists statewide. NJCA also is preparing a study that
evaluates the existing tax str~cture, ~he Governor's .proposal and
NJCA's plan. Release is expected early nex~ month.
.The American A~TiCUlture Movement's (AAM) 1990 media tour
program got underway in April, as AAM representatives spoke on
behalf of family farmers at Farm Aid IV. AAM's director met with
members of the press and discussed the ne.gative impact of
government polices, including taxation, on rural Americans.
In addition, we received and approved AAM's proposal for the
balance of this year's media program. Specifically, we obtained
clearance from State Activities and Federal Relations on the tour
siteS. AAM will host its first dinner, combined with media
outreach and visits with state legislators, in Louisiana.
The next AAM tour will involve contact with the agriculture and
tax press in Washington, D.C., as federal ~ax matters and 1990
Farm Bill discussions intensify.
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The League of Rural Voters (LRV) prepared an op-ed endorsing the
AAM 1989 tax study. LRV distributed the piece with a press
release and an executive summary of the AAM study to its press
list comprising reporters throughout rural America.
As in years past, TI is providing support to the Opportunities
Industrialization Centers of America (OIC) for the production of
the organization's annual report. We reviewed the text and the
layout and design for the publication. We also met informally
with OIC ' s Washington, D. Co, representative.
We met with a representative of the Natior~al Chamber Foundation
(NCF) as a follow up to earlier discussions of the NCFes upcoming
taxation study. The next meeting, tentatively scheduled for
early May, will focus on the specifics of authorship.
At our request, consultants covered and rE:ported on two
Congressional hearings: the Senate hea~illg on drug abuse and
treatment and the House hearing on the Pepper Con_mission
findings. [Tobacco was referenced, only tangentially, during the
first hearing. ]
Following the launch of California's Prop 99-f~nded anti-smoking
media campaign, we worked through o~r Cal:Lfornia-based Hispanic
consultants to assess the response of the state's Hispanic
community to the ads. Several of the groups expressed interest
in communicating their negative impression of the campaign, and
their belief that public monies have been misspent, to their
state representatives. We await word from State Activities to
activate the groups.
At State Act.ivities request, we asked some of our allies to
respond to an excise tax increase proposa~ in Florida. AAM will
mail an executive s-mmary of its tax study, along with its anti-
excise tax brochure, to state legislato=s from rural districts.
In addition, a national veterans organiza~tion with ties to
various community leaders in Florida is activating its contacts;
phone calls to the governor and state legislators will be
We learned last month that State Activities has made extensive
use in Texas of consulting economist Michael Davis. Davis
conducted editorial board briefings with Texas .newspapers in
several cities, including Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Galveston
and Corpus Christi. As a result, the San Antonio Liuht has
published a favorable editorial.
The first set of state data cards to be revised moved forward
last month. We coordinated the efforts ¢.f Public Affairs, State
Activities and the Information getter st~ff•~ ~ obtain the
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necessary data. The drafts for Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee,
Pennsylvania, Florida and Illinois are no~r in production.
We participated in a tax issue briefing for State Activities' new
Northern Sector vice president.
We met with consultants to refine, and prc~ide updated
information for, the excise tax project t~.melines. The
instrument enables us to monitor and track progress made on new
undertakings for 1990. It will be updated hi-weekly.
Continue to work with allied groups to re~Lnforce their anti-
consumer excise tax messages
Work with consultants and TI Staff on the release of the CLUW
Begin planning for 1991
Coordinate. updating of second set of stat,a data cards
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Publio Relations Division Variance l~nalysis
Cost Center HaLe
C©st Center Number Month
Cost Center Manager
account#/ Year-to-date Year-to-date Over (Under}
Budget at E~lanatlon
Dosor!pt~on ~e~ses Budget Budget
Doe. 31, 1990
5101]Postage $ 1,380 $ 0 $ 1,380
$ 1,380 Postage for Tax Burden on
Tobacco not budgeted.
5201]Repro. 17,692 46,667 (28,974}
0 Activity will increase as
the year progresses;
pr~ntlng for Ta~ Burden
7301]Prof. 250,206 211,667 38,540
60,000 Includes costs for
7501/Support 322,025 263,667 58,358
100,000 Reflects expenses for new
~ob. & Other
(unbudgeted) 1990 tax
projects. Tax fairness
pr~rams, materials and
conferences will take us
~otal: $ 591,304 $ 522,000 $ 69,304 $ 161,380
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In April, we continued to make progress implementing the public
smoking issue plan. Concentrated effort continued in ETS
a~ivities because of the rescheduled EPA ETS risk assessment
publication. Tobacco Institute staff and consultants continue to
make revisions to the ETS briefing book for science and health
reporters. TI consultants participated in six ETS/indoor air
Indoor Air Ouali~Y
We continued work on The Institute's scie:~tific and media
responses to EPA's ETS risk assessment, wi~ich has been
0 rescheduled for publication in the Feder~1 Reuiste~ in mid to
late May. Institute staff finalized a draft 'press release and
background materials for distribution to the media upon the risk
assessment's release. We also continued ~ork on scientific
critiques to be submitted to the Science Advisory Board when the
risk assessment is published and on preparation of academic
scientists who will testify during SAB hearings on the
We also continued efforts to secure Science Advisory Board review
of the 11-chapter ETS compenditun prepared by EPA, which focuses
on the potential effects of ETS on cardiovascular health.- Based
on discussions with EPA indoor air officials, current indications
are that EPA may agree to SAB review of the compendium.
Institute consultants completed an additional critique of Chapter
ii of the ETS compendium for submission to EPA. Because of the
short deadline for comment, the critique was not available in
We identified and began pursuing epidemi¢.logists and
immunologists as possible additions to the ETS academic scientist
We continued work on several ETS research proposals, including
work on identification of familial confoulnders, meta analysis
methodology, and a general health effects: review.
Comments on the Wells article by three industry consultants
appeared in this month's edition of ~V~ro~ment_I~ternat_i_onal,
along with responses from the author and from James Repace and
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Alfred Lowrey. Industry consultants begaa p.reparing additional
comments based on this dialogue for submisslon to the journal.
Institute consultants began work on a number of other health
effects projects, including responses to articles on exposure
assessment, allergies, exposure-response, and respiratory effects
in children and adults, among others. We also began developing a
response to a recent article on the "best evidence synthesis"
approach in evaluating ETS and risk of disease.
TI staff continued work on additional chapters of the ETS
TI staff and consultants participated in six ETS/indoor air
quality conferences, including the EPA/ILSI conference on risks
from inhaled mixtures, a meeting of the American Society for
Testing and Materials su~ommittee on indoor air and the EPA/.AWMA
conference on measurement of toxic and related air pollutants.
We pursued opportunities to hold a panel disgussion on ETS risk
assessment at the annual meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis
and to fund, with other groups, a conference sponsored by the
American Association for the Advancement of Suience on
disinformation in science. A tentative agenda and budget are due
by next month.
TI filed two sets of comments on aircraft smoking in April.
Comments addressed to the DoT's Interim Final Rule on Smoking
Aboard Aircraft were filed April 16th. And The Institute's
comments on ~he FAA's Final Rule on Aircraft Smoking were filed
Institute consultants are working with ~he American Association
of Airport Executives to draft a guidelines for smoking in
airports. The guidelines are in response to a request by
The-National Energy Management Institute conducted an indoor air
quality contractor training.seminar in Pittsburgh and a two-week
IAQ instructor training semlnar in Colum~us. NEMI began
preparation for a second instructor training seminar scheduled
for next month in Sacramento.
As the result of Labor Management Commit~:ee IAQ activities in
Michigan last month, NEMI was invited to have its IAQ booth at
the Miohiga~ AFL-CIO Safety and Health Conference, April 25-27 in
Lansing. LMC representatives also atten~led the Michigan State
AFL-CIO Safety and Health Conference in I~nsing. IAQ
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.LM.C representatives held indoor air qual~,ty issue followup
dls~ussions with the Food and Allied Set, rice Trades Department
At the request of Local 470 of the American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the LMC will organize an
IAQ building study of the Massachusetts Department of Health at
the Erich LindemannMental Health Center.. This study will be
similar to the cooperative effo~s on th(~ AFGE headquarters
The Institute received approximately 603 requests for workplace
smoking assistance during the month of ~;ril. We continue
receiving these requests in response to 1"~e workplace smoking
article in the Spring 1990 issue of Phil:LD Morris Mauazine.
The schedule for the targeted resource glide mailings for 1990
has been completed. SAD has prepared and distributed a
memorandum to field staff asking for their cooperation. The goal
is to do a mailing in at least three sta1:es per region. Our plan
is to gather mailing lists/labels from various chambers of
commerce/associated industries; however, we are prepared to do
the Dunn & Bradstreet computer searches. Barring any
complications, the first mailing is scheduled for May 30.
The New Hampshire employers' gui~e continues on hold and may t~ke
a slightly new direction. The field sta:~f plans to change their
approach and offer the employers' guide as a response to the
recently enacted New Hampshire law, RSA-155.64-77, section 2.
.This amendment, passed March 29, 1990 and signed by ~he governor,
requires employers to establish workplace smoking policies. The
effective date is July i, 1993. It is ou:~ idea to offer a
brochure that will assist employers in ~eir efforts creating
policies--a brochure similar to New York's with a sample policy.
As reported last month, the Rhcde Island employers' guide .draft
has been accepted by the main sponsor, Blackstone Valley Chamber
of Commerce. We are now waiting final word from the other two
potential sponsors, the Greater Providen.ce Ch~er of Commerce
.and the Rhode Island Hospitality Association. We anticipate a
final decision on the brochure by May 30.
The workplace smoking brochure reprints have been completed. The
next step is to update the brochures targeted in the Corporate
Assistance Program Evaluation as well as the ,,rainbow cards" in
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