Tobacco Names

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Who are these people, and what part has each played in the saga of tobacco?

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Beverly Hills Restaurant Association
California Business and Restaurant Alliance
Vermont Business and Restaurant Coalition The Vermont Business and Restaurant Coalition is another tobacco industry front group similar to the ones in California [51,53]. The submission is a collection of odds and ends, including yet another Price Waterhouse study predicting disaster if New York City enacted the then-proposed smoke free restaurant ordinance. (This report was done for the United Restaurant, Hotel, and Tavern Association of New York State, another Philip Morris front group
National Smokers Alliance is a front group established by Philip Morris [62], similar to other front groups such as the Beverly Hills Restaurant Association [51,63], California Business and Restaurant Alliance, and others. They have submitted a series of "reports" and press releases claiming that smoking restrictions have hurt restaurant business. Their "survey," conducted by the Heritage Foundation, was limited to smokers and ignored the fact that three-quarters of the population are nonsmokers. Rather than relying on data concerning what actually happened in cities that required smoke free restaurants, the National Smokers Alliance simply present theoretical models and speculation.
Restaurants for a Sensible Voluntary Policy, or R.S.V.P. Rudy Cole, former executive director of the Beverly Hills Restaurant Association. ' Now Mr. Cole is executive vice president of a new group, Restaurants for a Sensible Voluntary Policy, or R.S.V.P., which says it has more than 200 Los Angeles restaurateurs as members. It has had support, for mailings, from the Tobacco Institute and uses the same public relations company, Ogilvy & Mather.


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