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Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)
by Anne Landman
Thie timeline will explore the methods and strategies that the industry used to confuse the public about the dangers of exposure to secondhand smoke.
- 11 Oct 1977 Brown and Williamson arranges protests against clean indoor air measures.
- Shows how the industry creates and orchestrates protests against clean indoor air measures.
- 05 Oct 1988 Philip Morris' PR Company, Burson Marstellar, comes up with a plan to confuse the ETS issue in Europe
- Estimated budget for this program was $100,000 a day.
- 10 Apr 1989 Memo describes PM's recruitment of Asian Whitecoats
- Names scientists approached, recruited, how much they were paid, etc.
- 12 Jan 1997 Philip Morris gives lavish awards to Asian journalists for "good" science reporting
- Philip Morris' ASEAN Science Reporting Awards had a budget of $80,000 and conferred an award of $5,000 U.S. and a trip to an awards ceremony for people who reported science issues in a way that pleased them and was "good for the industry."