Lawrence M Wexler

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Drs Joseph M Wu and Lawrence M Wexler were both Professors at the New York Medical College in mid 1989 when they were recruited by John Lyon of the Tobacco Institute (along with dozens of other professors in medical fields) to act as Academic ETS Scientific Consultants (ETS = Environmental Tobacco Smoke, or 'passive smoking').

They were successfully passed through a vetting process by the scientific executives at the Tobacco Institute to ensure that they didn't have any 'anti-smoking bias', and then and passed over to the industry lawyer John Rupp of Covington & Burling who explained how they would be controlled and paid. It was important for both parties that their links were not exposed since this would effect their 'independent expert' status. Their first real assignments were to prepare papers and speak at the McGill University ETS Symposium: Wu on the possible causes of lung cancer in NON-smokers; and Wexler on ETS and cardiovacular disease.

1990 Oct 11 The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) is holding hearings on the banning of smoking on interstate buses. These are the Tobacco Institute submissions: Critical comments were filed by

Salvatore R DiNardi , Ph.D., PHRA Incorporated;
Joseph L Fleiss , Ph.D., of Columbia University School of Public Health
Alan J Gross , Ph.D., of Medical University of South Carolina;
Howard Goodfellow , Ph.D., and Susan Eyre , MHSc., of Goodfellow Consultants, Inc.;
Gio B Gori , Director, Health Policy Center;
Larry C Holcomb , Ph.D., Vice President, Holcomb Environmental Services;
Ronald D Hood , Ph.D., University of Alabama,
Raphael J Witorsch , Ph.D., Medical College of Virginia,
Philip Witorsch , M.D., George Washington Unversity Medical Center;
Alan W Katzenstein , Katzenstein Associates;
S James Kilpatrick , Medical College of Virginia;
Peter N Lee , M.A., Director, P.N. Lee Statistics and Computing Ltd.;
Maurice E LeVois , Ph.D., Environmental Health Resources,
Maxwell W Layard , Ph.D., Layard Associates;
Ted A Loomis , M.D., Ph.D., Drill, Freiss, Hays, Loomis & Shaffer, Inc.;
Joe Pedelty , M.Sc, Holcomb Environmental Services;
Mark J Reasor , Ph.D., West Virginia University
James A Will , D.V.M., Ph.D.;
Jarnail Singh , Ph.D., Stillman College;
Paul Switzer , Ph.D., Stanford University;
John A Todhunter , Ph.D., FAIC, DABT, Science Regulatory Services International;
David A Weeks , M.D.; (Boise, Idaho physician; partner in Per-Med Corp. with S James Kilpatrick)
Lawrence M Wexler , Ph.D., New York Medical College;
Joseph M Wu , Ph.D., New York Medical College.

[Note: Every one of the above was a long-term tobacco industry shill.]