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Jenkins, Roger Allen, Ph.D

(Chemist, Oak Ridge Nat'l Laboratory, Industry Expert) Roger Jenkins performed studies funded by tobacco industry front group "Center for Indoor Air Research"(CIAR). Stated he and his colleagues had developed study methodology with input from CIAR and R.J. Reynolds. Oak Ridge National Labs received $797,892 in 1993 for Jenkins to conduct a study titled "Determination of Human Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke." He testifies on behalf of the tobacco industry, but was barred from being a TI witness in Florida flight attendants case on the grounds that R.J.R's assistance with his field work and lab analyses made his research suspect.

Roger Jenkins, a chemist with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provided testimony for the tobacco industry during the Florida flight attendants’ lawsuit. According to an article from the Associated Press, Jenkins performed research on tobacco smoke and ETS exposure for the tobacco industry, specifically on research commissioned by R.J. Reynolds (RJR) and the CIAR. Dade County Circuit Court Judge Robert P. Kaye barred tobacco industry witness Roger Jenkins of the ORNL from testifying in the Florida flight attendants’ lawsuit regarding his secondhand smoke studies, on the grounds that R.J. Reynolds’ (RJR) assistance with field work and lab analysis made the research suspect. The authors of a 1996 study on CIAR-funded projects stated that "…one recipient of an applied project, Roger A. Jenkins (1995), of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, testified at length regarding the funding process for his project. He stated that CIAR had approached him with a proposal for his project, and that he and his colleagues had developed the study methodology with input from CIAR, R.J. Reynolds, and Bellomy Research (a marketing research firm)." The authors cite CIAR tax records which show that the ORNL received $797,892 in 1993 for Jenkins to conduct a study titled "Determination of Human Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke."ORNL is listed as a partner in Brown & Williamson Tobacco's VentilationPlusTM program.10


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   Jenkins, Roger A.
   Jenkins, Roger Allen