Ending The Tobacco Holocaust Chapter 10 References and Notes:

Ending The Tobacco Holocaust: how Big Tobacco affects our health, pocketbook and political freedom, and what we can do about it.

Chapter 10: The Buying of Our Political System.

1 This is definitely a cynical quote, but it does address a truth about our current political situation, although not the total truth. It obviously ignores the idealistic and ennobling aspects of politics.

2 Ibid.

3 “Collusion Between the Republicans and Big Tobacco,” Newsweek. Aug. 19, 2002.

4 Ibid.

5 “Boycotters Cite Evidence of Philip Morris Peddling Influence Through Its Kraft Subsidiary,” Boston, PR Newswire, Oct. 12, 1999.

6 http://www.infact.org. This organization has been renamed, and it's new website is: http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org.

7 Philip Morris. Corporate Affairs World Conference. Rye Brook, New York. Plenary Session. Sept. 12, 1984 (est.).

8 “Boycotters Cite Evidence of Philip Morris Peddling Influence Through Its Kraft Subsidiary,” Boston. PRNewswire. Oct, 12, 1999.

9 Senator Richard J. Durbin, Memo Outlines Federal Government Legal Case Against Big Tobacco [01/20–3]. Available at http://www.no-smoking.org/jan99/01-20-99-3.html.

10 http://www.citizen.org/pressroom/release.cfm?ID=242.

11 Ibid.

12 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Thatcher.

13 “Collusion Between the Republicans and Big Tobacco,” Newsweek. Aug. 29, 2002.

14 Cialdini, R. B., Influence: Science and Practice. (Allyn & Bacon Inc.: 2000).

15 Kessler, Dr. David A., A Question of Intent. Public Affairs, 2002. p. 249.

16 Ibid., pp. 249–250.

17 Ramsey, Chris, “Uncle Sam’s Tobacco Connection: Funding a deadly crop.” Cornerstone Archives. Issue #74. Available at http://www.cornerstonemag.com/pages/show_page.asp?206.

18 Ibid.

19 Ibid.

20 “Congressman Bilirakas Called Good Friend of Tobacco Industry,” St. Petersburg Times. Oct. 2, 2002.

21 Surgeon General, The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General. Executive Summary. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2004.

22 “Congressman Bilirakas Called Good Friend of Tobacco Industry.” St. Petersburg Times. Oct. 2, 2002.

23 Winston Churchill’s actual quote used, a repetition of “Never Give In,” but the “Never Give Up” seems to be the version that is routinely quoted in the United States.

24 “Collusion Between the Republicans and Big Tobacco,” Newsweek. Aug. 29, 2002.

25 Ibid.

26 Ibid.

27 Ibid.

28 Ibid.

29 http://tobaccofreekids.org/reports/settlements/.

30 Fonda, Daren, “Why tobacco won’t quit.” CNN Inside Politics, June 25, 2001.

31 Supreme Court of the United States, No. 98—1152 Food and Drug Administration, et al., Petitioners v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation et al. on writ of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Available at http://straylight.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/98-1152.ZO.html.

32 Published Saturday, July 8, 2006. Big “Tobacco Stocks Rise After Fla. Ruling. Ruling should allow Philip Morris' parent company to sell off Kraft Foods. By Brent Kallestad, The Associated Press.

33 Deposition of James W. Johnston, CEO for R. J. Reynolds, for the Waxman subcommittee in Congress.

34 Reno, Janet, 1999 Lawsuit filed by the U.S. Dept. of Justice against the tobacco industry.

35 The verdict is covered in depth in this section because it substantiates many of the claims of the claims made by anti-tobacco and public health advocates over decades, and also many of the claims in this book.

36 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/18/AR2006081801068_pf.html.

37 http://tobacco.neu.edu/litigation/cases/DOJ/kessler_decision_0806.htm.

38 http://coop.dcd.uscourts.gov/99-2496-082006a.pdf.

39 http://www.cnn.com/2006/BUSINESS/08/17/tobacco.ruling/index.html?section=cnn_latest.

40 Ibid.

41 Ibid.

42 Ibid.

43 Ibid.

44 Ibid.

45 http://tobacco.neu.edu/litigation/cases/DOJ/kessler_decision_0806.htm.

46 Ibid.

47 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060818/ap_on_go_co/tobacco_lawsuit.

48 Ibid.

49 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/18/AR2006081801068_pf.html.

50 Sasseen, J. and Byrnes, N., “Tobacco May Be Partying Too Soon.” Business Week. July 24, 2006. pp. 26–29. and Hays T, Associated Press writer. Judge allows class action tobacco suit. September 25, 2006. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060925/ap_on_bi_ge/tobacco_lawsuit.

51 Ibid.

52 Ibid.

53 Ibid.

54 http://www.endgame.org/corpfines3.html.

55 Sasseen, J. and Byrnes, N., “Tobacco May Be Partying Too Soon.” Business Week. July 24, 2006. pp. 26–29.

56 Ibid.

57 Ibid.

58 To effectively take on Big Tobacco, many interested lawyers may need to be involved. An example of a new model to consider might be the open source movement in computer programming (which allowed Linux to successfully take on Microsoft) or in the area of encyclopedias (I’ve been impressed with the Internet’s Wikipedia). Perhaps many law firms and lawyers could work together, sharing their resources to take on Big Tobacco, with the hope of attaining a massive contingency payment later, or the passion to take on Big Tobacco anyway.

59 Tobacco Institute, Memo from Robert McAdam. Nov. 27, 1991. Bates No. TIMN0022833/2839.

60 http://tobaccodocuments.org/landman/2500120138-0153.html.
PDF Version: http://tobaccodocuments.org/landman/2500120138-0153.pdf.

61 Tobacco Institute, Memo from Robert McAdam. Nov. 27, 1991. Bates No. TIMN0022833/2839.

62 Tobacco Institute, Memo from Robert McAdam. Nov. 27, 1991. Bates No. TIMN0022833/2839.

63 Philip Morris, Title: 880000 - 920000 Five-Year Plan Business Planning & Analysis 880300. March 1988. Bates No: 2043774321/4463. p. 123. Available at: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/cgc12a00.

64 Philip Morris, Title: 880000 - 920000 Five-Year Plan Business Planning & Analysis 880300. March 1988. Bates No: 2043774321/4463. p. 123. Available at: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/cgc12a00
and
http://tobaccodocuments.org/landman/2043774321-4463.html
and
http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/cgi/getdoc?tid=cgc12a00&fmt=pdf&ref=results.

65 Ibid.

66 Document from Philip Morris/Altria Group. 1991. (est.). Bates No. 2500120503/0537 Available at: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/vae42e00.

67 As this book was going to press, a new edition was being published by the American Cancer Society. It is available for online viewing at: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/AA/content/AA_2_5_9x_Tobacco_Atlas.asp? and can be ordered from the American Cancer Society at:
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/pub/pub_0.asp.

68 http://www.smokefreearizona.org/grassroots/node.

69 Excerpted from Smoke-Free Arizona, May 31, 2006, www.smokefreearizona.org.

70 Letter from Sylvester Stallone to B. Kovoloff guaranteeing use of B&W tobacco products in five feature films. April 28, 1983: Access date: March 30, 2001. Bates No. 685083119. http://www.legacy.library.ucsf.edu/cgi/getdoc?tid=cuf33f00&fmt=pdf&ref=results The following letter from Associated Film Productions to Sylvester Stallone and Brown and Williamson confirms the product placement arrangement: http://www.legacy.library.ucsf.edu/cgi/getdoc?tid=duf33f00&fmt=pdf&ref=results. The following document confirms some of the means via which various payments were made to Sylvester Stallone: ttp://www.legacy.library.ucsf.edu/cgi/getdoc?tid=qgg45a00&fmt=pdf&ref=results. The following audit documents confirm Brown and Williamson's accounting of the payments to Sylvester Stallone, as well as payments for product placement in other movies. http://www.legacy.library.ucsf.edu/cgi/getdoc?tid=okj13f00&fmt=pdf&ref=results
and
http://www.legacy.library.ucsf.edu/cgi/getdoc?tid=pgg45a00&fmt=pdf&ref=results
See also: Mekemson, C., Glantz, S. A. “How the tobacco industry built its relationship with Hollywood.” Tobacco Control 2002;11(Suppl I):i81–i91.

71 Industry’s Donation of $4.5 million to WV Draws Fire. TFK Press Release - TFK Statement on Partnership with West Virginia Dept. of Education. U.S. Newswire. June 4, 1999.

72 Ibid.

73 http://www.tobacco.org/News/collaborators.html.

74 Ridgeway, James, Village Voice. Nov. 9, 1993, also http://www.geocities.com/~msrc/dance7.htm
and
http://www.tobacco.org/News/collaborators.html.

75 Ibid.

76 http://www.tobacco.org/Misc/collaborators.html.

77 NAACP News, “NAACP signs 100 million fair share agreement with Brown and Williamson Corporation.” July 11, 1983. Available at: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/sql01c00. Availability verified June 20, 2005.

78 Spielberger, C. D., “I am enclosing a copy of a recent letter to John Robinson.” Jan. 4, 1992. Available at: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/qlz28c00. Availability verified June 20, 2005.

79 Nam, Rafael, “Women’s shelters receive Philip Morris donation.” Korea Herald. Oct. 18, 2003.

80 Coleman, Jennifer, “JACL Rejects Philip Morris Donation.” AsianWeek. May 25, 2001.

81 “Tobacco Settlement Dollars Not Used to Prevent Tobacco Epidemic, According to Michigan Health Advocates,” PRNewswire. Lansing, Michigan. Feb. 12, 2000.

82 Ibid.

83 http://tobaccofreekids.org/reports/settlements/
and
http://tobaccofreekids.org/reports/settlements/state.php?StateID=MI. The state now uses a tiny amount of money from other sources for tobacco control, so I added the word settlement. If you want to see more, go to the second web link.