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Han, Victor

(PM Worldwide Reg. Affairs, Dir. of Communcations c. 1993) Director of Communcations for Philip Morris Worldwide Regulatory Affairs office circa 1993-95. Directed strategy and implementation of internal and external communications. Also worked for PM Corporate Affairs. Vigorously defends company's sale of tobacco products but refuses to smoke around his two young daughters saying "Certainly I don't want my kids to smoke. As a parent I want to take as many risks out of their lives as I possibly can." (Washington Post National Weekly Edition, January 13, 1997, pg. 9)

Mr. Han was the Director of Communications, Worldwide Regulatory Affairs and he gave a deposition on 3/16/95, 6/9/95 and 6/27/95 that was 554 pgs for the Philip Morris v. ABC case. (PMI's Revised Initial Disclosure, June 27, 1996) Mr. Han worked for Philip Morris USA Corporate Affairs. (PMI's Introduction to Privilege Log and Glossary of Names, Estate of Burl Butler v. PMI, et al, April 19, 1996) Vic Han vigorously defends the company's right to make and sell its products. Yet he refuses to smoke when his two young daughters are around - not because he believes second-hand smoke is harmful, but because he doesn't want them to pick up the habit. "Certainly I don't want my kids to smoke," he says. "As a parent I want to take as many risks out of their lives as I possibly can." Han has been smoking since he was 15 or 16, enjoys cigarettes, pipes and cigars. "I like the taste, I like the way they smell, I like the rituals," he says. As for the health risks, " I am aware of them, but I have made my decision that this is what I want to do." (Washington Post National Weekly Edition, January 13, 1997, pg. 9)