American Health Foundation(Health Research) Plaintiff
American Health Foundation - Directed by the late Dr. Ernst Wynder. Took funds from PM and Kraft for research relating to dietary and lifestyle causes of lung cancer.The abbreviation for the American Health Foundation is AHF. The AHF is located in Valhalla, New York. This research center studied tobacco and health issues. (NYT 5/13/94; 4/14/94). AHF did the study of nicotine in cigarettes for ABC's Day One program. Bogdan Prokopchik (?) of the American Health Foundation separated and analyzed the reconstituted tobacco portion of several brands of RJR cigarettes. Reconstituted tobacco ordinarily contains 25% or less the nicotine in regular tobacco. The samples tested by AHF had up to 70% of the nicotine that would be found in regular. Prokopchik said the most likely explanation is that nicotine was added by RJR. (Day One 2/28/94). Associate Director Dietrich Hoffman, discussing cigarette ingredients, stated: "Food is eaten, not burned." He noted that angelica root extract is a known animal carcinogen and should not be used in cigarettes. (WSJ 4/14/94).
SynonymsAmerican Board of Internal Medic
American Health Association
American Health Foundation
American Health Society
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