The CDC study which claimed 3000 people per year die from secondhand smoke needs to be viewed as highly dubious .............due to funding provided to them by Nicoderm interests.
MPAAT, ASH, ANR, the AMA and numerous other pro-smoking ban organizations use the CDC study to claim secondhand smoke kills.
But hold on just a second........let's look at who provides funding to the CDC.
Before you all get too concerned about the "CDC study claiming 3000 deaths" from secondhand smoke. It might interest you all to know that the CDC is just as tainted as the the EPA.
Here's some proof that they accepted money from our good Nicoderm friends at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
And note under the "Chairman's Circle" the $50,000.00 + donors to the CDC included the Nicoderm manufacturer itself Johnson & Johnson Company. How was dinner that night Robert Wood Johnson IV (family heir to the Johnson & Johnson empire)? It appears you got your money's worth. (if you're asking yourself why a pharmaceutical nicotine manufacturer would want to ban tobacco nicotine use, you're apparently too naive to understand; but the marketing department at J & J understands)
Here's an additional grant / conference funded by RWJF to lobby lawmakers to the pro-smoking ban side of the issue.
(Nicoderm benefactor RWJF) supply technical advice and information to several state agencies and to tobacco control advocates in states that were examining the potential new regulation of tobacco products.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supported the project with two grants totaling $388,703 between January 1998 and December 1999.
Meanwhile the American Cancer Society testing tells us loud and clear that secondhand smoke is 532 - 25,000 times safer than OSHA regulations.