Dec. 21, 2012Interesting information I received recently-
Robert Woods Johnson Foundation influence on tobacco controlefforts and lack of media objectivity.
KayeMessage received Dec. 17, 2012:____________________________________________________Fw: smoke filled News rooms???Attached is the latest (generic) version of my
graphic on the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation influenceon tobacco control efforts.
(See http://www.scribd.com/doc/117668051/Tobacco-Control-Funding )
I would like to see this reference posted next to the desk of anyone reporting on tobacco or the inter-relatedobesity control programs.There are serious questions that need to be asked of our friends in public health.1. Where did the program finds originate? The MSA? RWJF?2. Since these shame-based "behavioral control" programs are highly inefective, how does the chronicstress effect those who fail the program?3. How does this effect the Veteran community?I'm concerned that even the balance and objectivity of the free press has been compromised. So,
articlewritten by Oklahoman writers or the Editorial board should include the following discaimer:
Disclaimer: The Oklahoman
is a certified Healthy Business partner with Central Oklahoma Turning Point.The
collaberative Turning Point public health, social marketing program was created with funds ($38 Million from 1996-2005)
from the Robert Woods Johnson Founation,the philanthropic arm of Johnson and Johnson. Johnson and Johnson
produces Nicotine Replacement Therapy products (patch and gum) through a license to GlaxoSmithKline in the US, witha projected $6.2
market worldwide by 2018.
Jay R. Schrand
BCC: FYI: other Oklahoma newspaper editors/writers/researchers
My Disclaimer: I am a Sr. Systems Engineer, Independent Researcher and Veteran. I have no financial interest in the tobacco, foodor health industries except as a consumer.
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