It has been alleged by a Mayo doctor whom I debated recently that ALZA does not manufacture Nicoderm or Nicoderm CQ....A GlaxoSmith Kline representative sets the record straight in this email to Clearing the Air.
Dear Mr. Wernimont,
We have received your e-mail message regarding NicoDerm® CQ® stop smoking aid.
This is GlaxoSmithKline’s product but it is manufactured by ALZA Corporation.
We appreciate your taking the time to contact us.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
Case # 2471856
And as regular readers know ALZA is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Company. And J & J Company's political wing, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provides the funding for smoking bans nationwide.........to increase marketshare of their nicotine replacement products.
Thus doctor, the message being provided to lawmakers regarding secondhand smoke comes from a very dubious source which seriously lacks any scientific or policymaking credibility, their only motive appears to be profit. (RWJF owns 80,000,000 shares of Johnson & Johnson stock, a $5.4 billion stake)