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Advancement of Sound Science Coailition, The

(Industry front to discredit public health/environmental effo)

The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition (TASSC) is a now defunct industry-funded PR front group run by the APCO Worldwide public relations firm which worked to hang the label of "junk science" on environmentalists. Created in 1993, TASSC began as a front for Philip Morris which was attempting to discredit ETS (Environmental Tobacco Smoke) research as a long-term cause of increased cancer and heart problem rates in the community -- especially among office workers and children living with smoking parents. [1] (http://www.electric-words.com/junk/pmdocs/2024233677.html) It advanced industry-friendly positions on a wide range of topics, including global warming, smoking, phthalates, and pesticides. Later still, they extended the role of TASSC to Europe using Dr George Carlo. [2] (http://www.electric-words.com/junk/pmdocs/2025493120.html) [Disinfopedia]