Christopher Richard Emerson Coggins
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Christopher Richard Emerson Coggins, Ph.D. was a toxicologist/epidemiologist for R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard. In August 1997 he was Senior Vice President of Science and Technology. Prior to that time he was a Principal Scientist at R.J. Reynolds (from August 1992 until approximately March of 1997). Chris Coggins denied in an August, 1997 courtroom testimony that environmental tobacco smoke is a human carcinogen and said he "has not encountered" anyone at RJR or Lorillard who believes that smoking causes disease.
Chris Coggins was born in Durham, England on 14 March 1950. He holds a British passport.
Coggins was a toxicologist for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Battelle-Geneva Research Center in Switzerland, which focused mainly on animal studies. He is an acquaintance of David Purser.(D. Purser 4/22/94). He is an epidemiologist and testified on 5/11/94 about tobacco companies disputing EPA's environmental smoke findings.(R. Sherer 5/12/94) Coggins said secondhand smoke is highly diluted and that levels of respirable suspended particulates are equivalent to the amount of hairspray that would be found in one home if a single 1 ounce can was sprayed over 30,000 houses. Coggins criticized the EPA and was quoted from a Congressional Research Services report which questioned the EPA's conclusions that passive smoke is harmful.(WSJ/Reuters 5/24/94).
From May 2002 to December 2002, Coggins was Senior Vice-President of Scientific Affairs at Lorillard Tobacco Company. From December 1996 to May 2002 he was Senior Vice-President of Science and Technology at Lorillard. From August 1985 to November 1996 he was with R.J. Reynolds Research & Development Department.
Chris Coggins, Ph.D., DABT - Board Certified Toxicologist
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