American Cancer Society closes offices....why is that necessary after receiving $99+ million grants from RWJF (Nicoderm) to lobby for smoking bans?A drop in fundraising has forced the American Cancer Society to close its office in Terre Haute and put the building up for sale.
Spokesman Gary McMullen of the society's Great Lakes Division says the group has closed 10 offices in Michigan and Indiana because of declining fundraising revenues. Story here.Ironically though, ACS as well as other "charitable" health organizations lobbied for smoking ban legislation after receiving $99,000,000.00+ from Nicoderm, Nicotrol, Nicorette interests at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Apparently the Johnson & Johnson Company partner, RWJF, simply used ACS and other "non-profit" organizations to sell their alternative tobacco products......er, I mean, lobby for smoking bans; and once accomplished no longer provide financial support to these same "health" organizations.
It seems the American Cancer Society and other lobbyists are beginning to understand what the hospitality industry has been subjected to by smoking ban profiteers RWJF / J & J, maker of Nicoderm, Nicorette, Nicotrol products.