*Air Conditioning & Ventilation Associates
((use ACVA Atlantic) Co. concerned with air quality; taken ov)
Air Conditioning and Ventilation Associates Atlantic (ACVA Atlantic) was a business concerned with indoor air quality that was run by Gray Robertson. ACVA and Robertson helped disseminate the tobacco industry's strategy of avoiding discussion of the ETS/health link by deflecting attention away from ETS to "the larger problem of all of indoor air." ACVA became Healthy Buildings International (HBI) and Philip Morris eventually took on more of the operations of HBI and made it international. ACVA/HBI and PM invented and publicized "sick building syndrome" to take attention away from cigarettes as a point-source of indoor air pollution.