Summarizes activities completed by Fleishmann Hillard, Inc. on behalf of Tobacco Institute, by topic: taxes, public smoking, Healthy Buildings International, advertising/youth initiatives, coalition building, youth initiative media tour, It's the Law news conferences, and monitoring of health advocacy groups.
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REMGItAD1DUX Ju ly 10, 1991
TO: Marty Gleason
FROM: Julia Sutherland
RE: June Activity Report
Following is a summary of activities performed on behalf of
The Tobacco Institute during the month of June 1991, broken
down according to issue areas and projects.
The account was supervised by Julia Sutherland; account
staff included Karen Doyne, Judi Provosty and Harry Frazier.
Covered Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee
hearing on HealthAmerica (S. 1227), obtained witness
list and testimony. Drafted report.
Covered House Government Operations Committee hearing on
efficiency and cost effectiveness of the U.S. health
care system, obtained witness list and testimony.
Covered House Budget Committee hearing on health cost
and access, obtained witness list and testimony.
Reviewed tax plans and suggested revisions and additions
O for 1992 plans.
Assisted in formulating federal and state excise tax
~ strategy through ongoing counsel and participation in
O Public Smokincx
p~ Made inquiries on the status and content of the 1991
U pa Surgeon General's report. Drafted report.
~ Covered "Regulating Risk: The Science and Politics of
Risk" conference and drafted report.
Reviewed TI plan to counter American Hospital
Association program -- "Hospitals and Smoking Make a Bad
Match." Drafted talking points on indoor air quality in
hospitals for possible use in HBI media tours.
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Drafted brochure copy on the new District of Columbia
workplace smoking law.
Healthy Buildings International
National Media (see separate activity report:)
Initiated pitches to Washington Journalism Review,
Family Circle, Attitudes and "Geraldo."
Attended "It's the Law" task force meeting to discuss
news conferences on new minimum age laws in Vermont,
Virginia and Wyoming.
Collected information on the Senate Labor and Human
Resources Committee markup of S. 1088. Drafted report.
Conducted research and compiled monthly update of
audience numbers for completed interviews by youth
Monitored Washington, D.C., community newspapers for use
of "It's the Law" follow-up mailing.
Assisted in formulating advertising issues policy
through ongoing counsel and participation in meetings.
Meeting with Willard & Associates representatives
regarding VA and military issues.
Maintained general contact with military and Hispanic
Youth Initiative Media Tour
Prepared media lists for the following media markets:
Las Vegas and Reno
Baton Rouge CONFIDENTIAL:
Mobi le TOBACCO LITIGATION
Portland TIOK 0013228
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Mailed media packets to the following media markets:
Pitched media and confirmed a total of 45 media
Salt Lake City
Las Vegas and Reno
Made follow-up calls and obtained copies of completed
interviews from the Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix,
Nevada, Louisiana and Alabama tours.
Coordinated travel plans for Jolly Ann Davidson, Tom
Lauria and Walker Merryman.
It"s the Law News Conferences
Compiled media lists for Monpelier, Vermont; Richmond,
Virginia and Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Compiled media lists for newspapers in Vermont, Virginia
and Wyoming outside of the state capitals.
Made pitch calls to Monpelier and Richmond news media
for the respective news conferences.
Drafted photo captions for pictures taken during the
Monpelier news conference. Mailed news release,
statements and pictures to state newspapers.
Continued to monitor Advocacy Institute and American
Cancer Society activities and forward materials.
Judi Provosty TOBACCO LITIGATION