Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was instrumental in coaching lawyers and individuals how best to file lawsuits against the tobacco industryThis grant / study by RWJF strategized how best to attack the tobacco nicotine industry thru personal and class action lawsuits.......Of course what makes it so hypocritical is that RWJF's real motive, as the sister organization to the Johnson & Johnson Company, is to eliminate the tobacco nicotine industry so as to increase the market share of the pharmaceutical nicotine industry.
Such a strategy was outlined years earlier by Dr. Mark C. Taylor in this paper.
"....The proper regulatory response is to implement a strategy that levels the regulatory playing field between the cigarette and AND (alernative nicotine delivery) products.
"..Pharmaceutical companies are urged to be more aggressive marketers. "I think it important that nicotine drug manufacturers (Johnson & Johnson, RWJF), who will profit from less cigarette sales, pursue this in their advertising and that they lift any voluntary restraints they have from directly competing with tobacco products and attacking the tobacco industry."......
I would like to think that with evidence like this, the tobacco industry would come to the aid of those of us in the hospitality and ventilation industries who are being decimated by smoking ban activists.....though I wouldn't count on it.