SmokeFree Air Newsletter, Summer, 1995

SMOKEFREE AIR

Summer 1995


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Nassau County To Vote on New York's Strongest Smoke-Free Restaurant Law

Nassau County's Board of Health is expected to vote before year end on New York's strongest smokefree restaurant law.

Nassau County's proposal would prohibit smoking in all restaurants, except in separately enclosed, separately ventilated rooms.

At a final hearing in July, former Lucky Strike model Janet Sackman, now stricken with throat and lung cancer, urged the Board members to pass the strongest law possible.

"I have pain all the time," said the Nassau County resident. "But I'm still here. I think God is saving me for this."

  • Honorable Thomas Gulotta, County Executive
  • Nassau County
  • 1 West Street
  • Mineola, NY 11501
  • Bruce Lister, Chair
  • Nassau County Board of Health
  • 240 Old Country Road
  • Mineola, NY 11501
  • SmokeFree Restaurants Are Booming in New York City

    New York City's smokefree restaurant law is a success. Business in the Big Apple is booming. According to Tim Zagat, co-publisher of the popular Zagat Survey, 1995 finds a record high number of restaurant openings and a record low number of closings.

    Ironically, much of New York's restaurant boom can be traced to increased tourism, precisely the group that Philip Morris claimed would stop coming to New York.

    "Philip Morris tries to scare people," says SmokeFree president Joe Cherner. "They said smokers wouldn't go to smoke- free Broadway theatres (New York's #1 tourist attraction). They said smokers wouldn't fly on smokefree airplanes. They said smokers wouldn't attend sporting events at smokefree stadiums. Philip Morris underestimates smokers. Most want to quit and don't want to force secondhand smoke on others," adds Cherner.

    Compliance with New York's Smoke-Free Air Act has been good. The Department of Health reports mostly minor violations. And although New York's law exempts restaurants with 35 seats or fewer, many small restaurants have voluntarily chosen to go smokefree.

    In addition, some large restaurants, like Union Square Care and Gramercy Tavern, have made their bars smokefree.

    Despite evidence to the contrary, Philip Morris keeps reporting that restaurants are losing money. But according to Dr. Stanton Glantz, author of numerous scientific studies on smokefree restaurants, "It's easy to know if restaurants are making or losing money --just look at the sales tax data."

    Restaurants pay a percentage of their revenues to government in the form of sales tax. The more money restaurants take in, the more sales tax they pay to the government. Sales tax data from dozens of smokefree cities shows that smokefree restaurant legislation is good for business.

    Now that New York City and Suffolk County have passed smokefree restaurant legislation, other New York counties are considering similar laws. Nassau County has held two public hearings and is expected to vote on smokefree legislation before year end.

    Once again, New York City Council Speaker Peter Vallone deserves credit for leading New York in the fight for health and for clean indoor air.

  • The Honorable Peter Vallone
  • Speaker NYC Council
  • City Hall New York, NY 10007
  • How to File a Complaint

    If your favorite restaurant is not complying with the Smoke-Free Air Act, here's what you can do:

    --Inform the restaurant that New York City law prohibits smoking in the dining area of restaurants with more than 35 seats. If a restaurant has specific questions that you can't answer, refer them to SmokeFree Educational Services or the Department of Health. --If the restaurant still does not comply, file a complaint by calling the Department of Health at (212) 442-1838. Be sure to give the name and address (with zip code) of the restaurant to the Department of Health operator. --Write your complaint to the Department of Health. Be sure to cc: Mayor Giuliani and Health Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.

    No restaurant wants to be inspected by the Department of Health. Your complaint will make a difference.

  • NYC Department of Health
  • Complaint Department
  • 125 Worth Street
  • Room 316, Box 17
  • New York, NY 10013
  • Honorable Rudolph Giuliani
  • Mayor
  • City of New' York
  • City Hall
  • New York, NY 10007
  • Margaret Hamburg, MD
  • Commissioner of Health
  • NYC Dept. of Health
  • 125 Worth Street
  • New York, NY 10013
  • No Smoking Signs in NYC Subways

    To increase compliance with New York City's smokefree air law, the NYC Transit Authority is running No Smoking ads on its subways and subway platforms.

    The posters say, "No Smoking. Anytime. Anywhere. In our stations or on our trains." A big international No Smoking symbol is surrounded by the message in 15 different languages.

  • Jack Lusk
  • NYC Transit Authority
  • 370 Jay Street
  • Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Tobacco Industry Front Groups:

    What you should know about the National Smokers Alliance

    The National Smokers Alliance is a front group for tobacco giant Philip Morris. It is primarily funded by Philip Morris and organized by Philip Morris' PR firm (Burson-Marsteller). Its president is Thomas Humber.

    What you should know about Thomas Humber

    Thomas humber is senior vice president of Burson-Marsteller (world's largest PR firm) and handles the Philip Morris account. Before joining Burson-Marsteller, Humber was the public affairs director at Philip Morris' European headquarters in Switzerland. Before that, he worked for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation for about a decade.

    What you should know about the United Hotel, Restaurant, Tavern Association

    The UHRTA is a front group opposing NYC's smokefree restaurant law for the tobacco cartel. It does not have an office in New York City. It does not have a telephone number in New York City. Virtually all of its activities opposing New York City's smokefree restaurant law, including newspaper ads, radio ads, and meetings, were paid for by Philip Morris and other members of the tobacco cartel.

    What you should know about the Manhattan Tavern & Restaurant Association

    The Manhattan Tavern and Restaurant Association does not have an office in New York City. It does not have a telephone number in New York City. Virtually all of its activities opposing New York City's smokefree restaurant law, including its meeting at the Roosevelt Hotel and its mailings, were paid for by Philip Morris and other members of the tobacco cartel. Its leader, Joan Bortkowski, never testified before the City Council during the year of hearings held by the NYC Council before passing New York's smokefree restaurant law.

    The Association has no written documentation or brochures about its activities or existence. There is no public listing of the organization or even a list of its members. The Association has no position on any issue other than smokefree restaurants.

    What you should know about the New York Tavern & Restaurant Association

    Last week, they called themselves The Manhattan Tavern & Restaurant Association.

    What you should know about New Yorkers United to Repeal the Ban

    Last week, they called themselves The Manhattan Tavern & Restaurant ] Association.

    Philip Morris' Telemarketing Smoke Screen

    Philip Morris employed a telemarketing firm to call people from its New York City database urging them to oppose the City's Smoke-Free Air Act. The telemarketer coached the smoker, explaining what to say to the Mayor's office and City Council. Then he put the smoker through and stayed on the line for further coaching and to verify that the job had been completed.

    The pitch from the telemarketer to the smoker went like this: "Hi. This is Melodie calling from the National Smoker's Alliance [a Philip Morris front group. New York City is going to prohibit all smoking. You should tell Speaker Vallone that you are against this prohibition bill. You won't be able to smoke anywhere, even in Central Park. Can I put you through to his office so you can voice your opposition?"

    But when Melodie called Joe Cherner, not knowing he was Policy Chair of the Coalition for a Smoke-Free City, the conversation continued like this:

    "Melodie, could I get your phone number?"

    "I can't give you my phone number/"

    "Can I get your last name?"

    "I'm not gonna give you my last name!"

    "Can you give me the number for the National Smoker's Alliance?"

    "I'm not from the National Smokers Alliance. We're a telemarketing firm. "

    "Where are you located?"

    "In Tampa, Florida."

    "What's the name of your company?"

    "Campaign Tel."

    "OK. Go ahead and put me through."

    Melodie proceeded to put Cherner through to Speaker Vallone's office. The conversation proceeded...

    Ring. Ring. Ring...

    "Hello. This is Speaker Vallone's office."

    (Melodie then says "go ahead, tell her.")

    "Hi. This' is Joe Cherner. We are on the line 3-way with Melodie from Philip Morris. Melodie has put me through to your office and told me to tell you that I'm against the prohibition bill. Did I get it right, Melodie? Melodie, are you still there ?"

    The City Council passed the Smoke-Free Air Act shortly after Philip Morris' disingenuous campaign was exposed. The legislation restricts smoking in restaurants with more than 35 seats to the bar area. Restaurants with 35 seats or less are exempt. It restricts smoking in workplaces to a separately enclosed, separately ventilated smoking room and private offices.

    The legislation also prohibits smoking in outdoor places, such as children's playgrounds, children's day care centers, and sports arenas.

    More than 100 cities have passed smokefree restaurant legislation.

    Vermont's Restaurants Are SmokeFree

    Vermont's smokefree restaurant law, which was passed in 1993, went into effect on July 1, 1995.

    The law applies to restaurants and restaurant bars. Establishments which sell primarily alcohol are exempt.

    SmokeFree Las Cruces

    The city of Las Cruces, New Mexico implemented a clean indoor air ordinance which prohibits smoking in most public places.

    The ordinance overcame an unsuccessful challenge by tobacco interests.

    FDA Submits Proposal to Regulate Tobacco

    Excerpted from the New York Times

    The Food and Drug Administration has concluded that nicotine is a drug and should be regulated. But rather than assert its authority and regulate it, the agency has submitted proposed regulations to the White House for approval.

    "My concern is apparently what the FDA's concern is," said President Clinton, "and that is the impact of cigarette smoking, particularly on our young people."

    Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, who has frequently described FDA officials as bureaucrats run amok, said that the agency had "lost its mind."

  • Hon. Bill Clinton
  • President of the U.S.A .
  • The White House
  • Washington, DC 20500
  • AMA Urges FDA Regulation of Tobacco

    Excerpted from the Wall Street Journal

    The American Medical Association called tobacco "a drug-delivery vehicle" that should be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

    The AMA also called for withholding federal funds from cancer research organizations that accept money from the tobacco industry, the elimination of all tobacco advertising, and severe penalties for selling tobacco to youngsters.

    The AMA recommendations were made in an editorial in its weekly journal. The journal also published analyses of some 8,000 pages of tobacco industry internal documents, claimed by the industry to have been stolen by a paralegal employee.

    The documents show that by the 1960s, the tobacco industry had proven in their own laboratories that cigarette tar causes cancer in animals and that nicotine is addictive.

    In fact, a document from a tobacco company's general counsel declared, "We are, then, in the business of selling nicotine, an addictive drug..."

    Justice Department May Limit Tobacco Race Car Sponsorship

    The U.S. Justice Department is considering limiting the tobacco industry's sponsorship of race car events as part of its enforcement of the ban against cigarette advertising on television. According to Advertising Age, Philip Morris and RJR received the equivalent of $40 million last year in free television advertising from auto racing coverage.

  • Janet Reno
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 10th & Constitution Ave. NW, Room 4400
  • Washington, DC 20530
  • Tobacco Cartel Gives to Both Political Parties

    An article in Common Cause Magazine reports that the tobacco industry's influence in Congress is growing due to enormous campaign contributions.

    Some of the biggest recipients include Majority Leader Bob Dole, House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Ed Towns (NY), John Dingell (MI), and Michael Bilirakis (FL), the new chair of the House Health and Environment Subcommittee.

    Tobacco Executives Salute Newt

    Co-chairs for the "Salute to Newt Gingrich" fundraiser included Philip Morris chairman Geoffrey Bible, Brown & Williamson chairman N.G. Brooks, and RJR chairman Charles Harper.

    U.S. Tobacco company provided its corporate jet to transport fellow Republican members of Congress.

    Canadian Health Warnings More Memorable than U.S. Warnings

    The health warnings on Canadian cigarettes, such as "Cigarettes are addictive," are more effective in reaching kids than are the "Surgeon General's Warning" on U.S. cigarette packs, according to a study of school children funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    Among Canadian children, 83 percent remembered the details of the health warnings. In the U.S. sample, only 6 percent remembered.

    More Smoke-Free International Flights

    Lufthansa German Airlines is joining the trend toward smokefree international flights. The airline now flies smokefree between Frankfurt and Washington, DC and between Munich and Chicago. Lufthansa already had smokefree flights to New York, San Francisco, and Canada.

    Eva Airways, which flies between the U.S. and Taipei and Singapore, also went smokefree.

    It provides nicotine gum to smokers who just can't make it otherwise.

    Virgin Atlantic flies smokefree on all flights except between London and Tokyo.

    Northwest, the first carrier to fly smokefree domestically, bails smoke on all trans-Atlantic routes.

    Delta is the only U.S. carrier which flies 100% smokefree worldwide.

    Smoke-Free Skies in Australia

    Australia has banned smoking on all airline flights beginning July 1996.

    This latest decision comes following a treaty between the U.S., Canada, and Australia banning smoking on all flights between the countries effective immediately.

    Norway Bans Tobacco Advertising and Cigaret Vending Machines

    Effective January 1, 1996, Norway will ban all tobacco advertising, including indirect tobacco advertising. Tobacco companies routinely circumvent ad bans by selling and advertising clothing, watches, etc. with cigarette logos as well as sponsoring sporting events.

    In addition, the sale of tobacco products through vending machines will be prohibited.

    Australia Strengthens Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs

    As of January l, 1995, the Australian Cigarette Labeling Act requires new, larger health warnings on the front and back of cigarette packs.

    The following six warnings must rotate evenly on the front of each pack: "Smoking kills"; "Smoking is addictive"; "Smoking when pregnant harms your baby"; "Smoking causes lung cancer"; "Smoking causes heart disease"; and "Your smoking can harm others."

    At least one-third of the back side of packs must include a message which further explains the health warnings and gives a telephone number for people who wish to receive information about quitting smoking.

    The tobacco industry initiated a legal suit against the Centre for Behavioral Research in Cancer, the government-commissioned agency whose research led to the recommended labeling regulations, but later dropped its case.

    Philip Morris Violates Voluntary Code

    Philip Morris violates its own voluntary advertising code which prohibits cigarette advertising on billboards within 500 feet of a school or children's playground.

    When tobacco companies fear government regulation, they often adopt voluntarily the restrictions government is considering. But there is no penalty for violating a voluntary guideline.

    Consequently, Philip Morris violates its code without penalty. When code violations are brought to Philip Morris' attention, it often ignores them.

    In addition, Philip Morris circumvents its own code by claiming that certain forms of cigarette advertising are not "billboard" advertising.

    For example, Philip Morris denies that cigarette ads on bus shelters, telephone booths, taxi cabs, store fronts, and banners are subject to its code,

  • Geoffrey Bible
  • Chairman, Philip Morris
  • 120 Park Avenue New York, NY 10017
  • Honorable Rudolph Giuliani
  • Mayor, City of New York
  • City Hall
  • New York, NY 10007
  • Put Your Name on Tobacco Industry's Mailing List

    The tobacco industry has a sophisticated mailing list.

    You can keep up with the industry by placing your name on its mailing list. Best of all, it's free!

    By placing your name on the tobacco industry's mailing list, you will be notified immediately of any proposed legislation concerning tobacco control in your community. You will be contacted by mail and by phone. You may even be connected to your legislator's office if you desire.

    In other words, you can use the tobacco industry's deep pockets to stay informed on tobacco control issues and voice your support for clean indoor air.

    Operators are standing by.

  • National Smokers Alliance
  • (8OO) 224-3322
  • Ask for free information
  • Philip Morris
  • Smokers' Advocate
  • (800) 343-0975 or (212) 880-5000 Ask for free information
  • R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co
  • Choice Newsletter (800) 333-8683
  • Ask for free information
  • R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co
  • Peaceful Times Newsletter (800) 528-1228
  • Ask for free information
  • What Is A Tobacco Billboard

    When the tobacco cartel fears government regulation, it often adopts a voluntary code with lots of loopholes and no enforcement mechanism. For example, the tobacco industry adopted a voluntary code which prohibits tobacco advertising "on billboards located within 500 feet of an elementary school, junior high school, high school or children's playground."

    The cartel violates both the letter and spirit of its code with total impunity. Health advocates have been asking Philip Morris to take down specific billboards in violation of the code, but Philip Morris simply ignores their requests.

    In addition, Philip Morris plays fast and loose with its code by claiming that the following tobacco ads are not subject to its code:

  • 1. Tobacco ads painted on the sides of buildings.
  • 2. Tobacco ads on bus shelters.
  • 3. Tobacco ads on phone booths.
  • 4. Tobacco ads on the roofs of taxi cabs.
  • 5. Tobacco ads on metal sandwich boards on the sidewalk in front of stores.
  • 6. Tobacco decals facing the sidewalk affixed to the front of stores.
  • 7. Tobacco banners on the front of stores or over a public sidewalk.
  • "This is exactly the reason why tobacco companies cannot be trusted to police themselves," says SmokeFree advocate Leonore McKean. "The tobacco cartel has one mission and one mission only--to sell more cigarettes."

    Most recently, in the wake of public outcry for the Food and Drug Administration to regulate cigarettes as a drug, the tobacco cartel has proposed a disingenuous voluntary code for keeping cigarettes out of the hands of children.

    For example, Philip Morris says that it will put a warning on cigarette cartons indicating that the sale to underage persons is prohibited.

    "Philip Morris's best strategy for enticing children to smoke is to convince them that smoking is a mature, adult activity," adds McKean. "If Philip Morris really didn't want children to smoke, it would tell children that cigarettes are addictive and cause cancer."

    A Tobacco Lobbyist With Cancer Reveals His Dirty Deeds

    Victor Crawford started smoking when he was 13 years old. He served 16 years in the Maryland State legislature. In 1982, he became a tobacco industry lobbyist.

    In an interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association, Mr. Crawford speaks about his work for the tobacco industry and explains how the industry operates.

    "The first thing is, you go to the sponsor of the proposed antismoking bill and find out if he or she is serious. Many times the sponsor just wants to get his or her name and a nice big article in the newspaper, and if the bill dies they're not really going to cry about it. It looks good in their brochure.

    However, sometimes they are very serious about it. They're health conscious or they've had a mother who died of lung cancer or something, and they're very upset about it. Then you sit down and see if you can't work out a compromise with the sponsor, if there isn't some way that you can sidestep the issue or work something out whereby you don't have to do battle. If you can't do that, then you go to war.

    You go to war by mobilizing everybody and getting up all the opposition until finally, if you can't get the bill killed, you get it amended to the point where it really doesn't do much.

    It's amazing what can be done with computers. In every district, the Tobacco Institute knows smokers' names, addresses, sex, race, and in many cases even the brands they smoke. With computers and a phone bank, the tobacco industry can turn out a demonstration in 24 hours, 500 people out there screaming, 'Protect smoker' s rights,' 'Protect our constitutional right to choose,' 'Leave us alone, you Princetonian, Harvard-educated eggheads.' Very effective."

    When asked about ties between smoker's rights groups and the tobacco industry, Crawford said, "As much as I can tell you without violating the attorney-client privilege is that nothing happens in this area that is not known about and supported or funded by those who will profit from it. And you know who is going to profit from it. As a tobacco lobbyist, you often work for a front group. For example, if we wanted to get rid of FDA chief David Kessler, I would have funded AIDS groups and got them fired up that he's not approving anti-AIDS drugs fast enough. Raise all kinds of hell and go to Bill Clinton and get him to fire Kessler. And who would benefit? Tobacco, of course. But the AIDS people would do the dirty work because they're so involved, and that's how it's done.

    "You never leave your fingerprints."

    Suit Filed Over Man's Exposure to Smoke

    Stephen Hendler filed a Complaint in Federal Court against his former employer, Intelecom U.S., a Suffolk County telecommunications company.

    The complaint alleges violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and New York State Executive Law. Mr. Hendler, who is asthmatic, claims his former employer refused to provide him with a smokefree work environment as required by law causing his asthmatic condition to worsen. Furthermore, Mr. Hendler was subjected to harassing comments by his employer and co-workers for requesting an accommodation for his disability.

    Mr. Hendler is represented by Adam Klein, Esq. at the law firm of Levy & Davis. Mr. Klein is available for consultation and possible representation on other secondhand smoke cases. His telephone number is (212) 371-0033.

    Nation's Beaches: Next Smoke-Free Wave

    Following the lead of several Hawaiian beaches, Sharon (Massachusetts) became the first mainland city to make its beaches smokefree.

    Sharon's regulations, which took effect on June 22, ban smoking at outdoor municipal recreation areas such as ball fields, parks, and public beaches. If smokers want to light up, they must go to the parking lot or the street. Violators are subject to a $25 fine.

    Smokers are finding different ways to deal with the new rules. One beachgoer had a cigarette at home, while another went to her car to light up.

    One smoker, Loretta Anthony, couldn't be happier. She has been smoking since age 16, but recalls too many days at the beach picking other smokers' cigarette butts out of the hands and mouths of her two young sons.

    She voted for the ban at a town meeting in May. "I did it for the kids, really," she said.

    Thus far, police have written no tickets for violations, and the town recreation department said it had received no complaints.

    Butts on the Beach

    The Center for Marine Conservation picked up almost 1.3 million cigarette butts in its latest annual beach cleanup. Cigarette butts accounted for 22.8 percent of the trash collected.

    The cleanup took place at 3,000 sites in 35 states and territories.

    Virginia Slims Legends Tour

    Chris Evert leads a contingent of famous, retired women tennis players who will be playing once again for Virginia Slims cigarettes.

    The tennis players will be joined by famous singers, including Barbara Mandrel, Gladys Knight, and Regina Belle to make a weekend celebration.

    Philip Morris makes thousands of products that are legal to sell to young girls and don't cause cancer. We urge these female legends to ask Philip Morris to sponsor the tour with legal. non-cancerous products.

  • Chris Evert, c/o WTA 'Tour
  • 133 First Street NE
  • St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Phone: {407) 394-2400

  • Barbara Mandrel
  • P.O. Box 800
  • Hendersonville, TN 37077-0800
  • Ph: (615) 822-7200
  • Fax: 822-7203

  • Gladys Knight
  • 3101 West Charleston Blvd.
  • Las Vegas, NV 89102
  • Phone: (702) 258-5448

  • Led Zeppelin Guitarist Caught Smoking on Plane

    Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page was caught smoking in an airplane lavatory on a flight from San Francisco to Portland, Oregon.

    After the smoke detector sounded, the flight crew notified police, and officers were waiting for Page as he stepped off the plane.

    He faces a $1,000 penalty.

    Kids Say Don't Smoke

    We have another shipment of Kids Say Don't Smoke books in stock. They are $3 per book, in boxes of 25. Please make checks payable to SmokeFree Ed. Svcs. and order in multiples of 25 books.

    DEAR ABBY:

    My parents live 400 miles away, so my wife and I drive to see them about three times a year. My brother and his wife live in our town and do not have a reliable car, so they always catch a ride with us when we go.

    Now for the problem: My brother and his wife are both chainsmokers. Being a former smoker myself, I'm not bothered by it, but my wife is extremely sensitive to smoke -- so much so, in fact, that she has passed up several trips for that reason.

    Abby, it wouldn't kill my wife to tolerate a little smoke three times a year. She says that since he is my brother, I should be the one to ask him and his wife not to smoke. She says if she tells them, she'll look like the "bad guy." What do you think?

    --Where there's smoke

    DEAR WHERE:

    Since it's your car and your brother and his wife are riding along, they should refrain from smoking in the car without complaining or find other transportation. And you should be the one to tell them. Your wife is entitled to a smokefree ride. (You can always make a few rest stops to allow them to smoke.)

    EDITOR'S NOTE:

    When people share enclosed public spaces, society makes rules to govern behavior.

    For example, music is not allowed in the library, chattering is not tolerated in church, and spitting is not permitted in restaurants.

    When the space is private, such as your own home or your own car, you must make the rules. Most people do not permit smoking in their homes. Many do not permit smoking in their cars.

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    To stay on our mailing list you must send:

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    Each SmokeFree Air newsletter contains names and addresses of "decision makers" we are targeting. The names and addresses appear in bold type and in color. For example, on Page 2 of this newsletter, you will notice that we are targeting tennis star Chris Evert.

    Anyone with a financial hardship may remain on our mailing list by sending us a copy of a letter to Ms. Evert or any other "decision-maker" targeted in SmokeFree Air. Otherwise, please send a contribution of at least $25 made payable to SmokeFree Educational Services, Inc.

    Letter writing is our most effective tool. Everyone is encouraged to write letters, even those who contribute financially.

    If you have any questions, please call us at (212) 912-0960.

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