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More PR Insight from an Early TASSC Master

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Here’s a great 2001 essay from the peer-reviewed American Journal of Public Health,  exploring the background of The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition (TASSC) and the effort by tobacco giant Philip Morris to build a coalition of corporations willing to launch an attack on any science that might lead to government regulation.

One of the authors, University of California at San Francisco cardiologist and professor of medicine Stanton Glantz, said during a session of the SEJ today that the TASSC scientific advisors have turned into “multi-pupose naysayers,” and “now they’re mostly working on climate change.”

He recommended that any time you hear about a scientist denying climate change (or any other significant public health or environmental threat) that you plug their names into the tobacco papers website that he maintains at UC San Francisco: www.legacy.library.ucsf.edu. We tried Steve Milloy and got 103 hits.

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