Indiana Smokers' Rights

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds anti-smoking in Indiana

Advancing smoke-free policy efforts in 20 Indiana communities and furthering state policies to fully fund the Healthy Indiana Plan. $155,145, Jul 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009, ID# 64503; to the Indiana Rural Health Association, James E. Miller, Project Director.

Grant ID# 64503 / Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Gov. Mitch Daniels

"Daniels earned a bachelor's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1971 and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1979. While a student at Princeton in 1970, he was arrested for possession of marijuana and spent two nights in jail." (Mitch Daniels. Wikipedia, accessed Oct. 21, 2007.) "Mitch began his public service career during his breaks at Princeton by working for then-Indianapolis Mayor Dick Lugar. He followed Lugar to the United States Senate, serving as chief of staff during Lugar's first eight years in Washington and earning his law degree from Georgetown University." (Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. MyManMitch.com, campaign website.) Circa 1978, he was an administrative assistant to Sen. Richard G. Lugar. ("Voluntary Actions" report, Tobacco Institute.)

Voluntary Actions ca. 1978 / UCSF (pdf, 18 pp)

In 1986-87, he was Executive Director of Governmental Affairs for the President of the United States, anti-smoker Ronald Reagan. George H.W. Bush, during whose regime the corrupt "EPA" report on passive smoking was completed and released, was vice president. Daniels left to become CEO of the Hudson Institute in 1987.

Hudson Institute National Policy Forum, Sep. 13, 1989 / UCSF (pdf, 10 pp)

In 1993, Mitch Daniels was President of Pharmaceutical Operations at Eli Lilly & Company. (Capitol Hill Club Republican Leader's Golf Tournament July 19, 1993. Capitol Hill Club, p. 197.)

Capitol Hill Club Republican Leader's Golf Tournament July 19, 1993 / UCSF (pdf, 199 pp)

Mitchell E. Daniels Sr. was Finance Manager in the 29th District (Indianapolis) Indiana State Senate campaign of William L. Soards. (Indiana Business Political Action Committee Directory of Endorsed Indiana General Assembly Candidates, Fall 1990.)

Indiana Business PAC, 1990 / UCSF (pdf, 30 pp)

Daniels got $5000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman got $750, Attorney General Steve Carter got $1000, and Secretary of State Todd Rokita got $1000.

Pfizer PAC & Corporate Political Contributions Report 2005 – 2006 Cycle / Pfizer (pdf, 110 pp)

Pfizer Inc. also gave money to SmokeFree Ohio and the failed Michigan smoking ban campaign.

Daniels was a keynote speaker at the Trust for America's Health summit "about public health policies and practices that can help Americans live healthier lives."

Daniels defeated Jill Long Thompson and Dennie Oxley (D) and Andy Horning (L) in 2008.

The bilge blaming "Big Pharma" for the anti-smoking persecution is just enemy disinformation. The political types on pharmaceutical boards were party operatives since long before they joined the company. The companies merely want their political connections for venal favors such as tax breaks and regulatory favors. The social engineering agenda comes from the Nazi health ideology of both the Repuglican and Democrap Parties. They have been controlled for decades by the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association, et al., and their ideology comes from the Puritan religions, through the Ivy League elites at Harvard and Yale and Princeton, where Mitch Daniels went. The pharmaceutical companies (and every other kind of company they infest) are merely vehicles to push their ideological agenda. And, note that all the phonies who push the "Big Pharma" line are true believers in the health fascists' scientific fraud of lifestyle questionnaire studies!

Attorney General

Greg Zoeller (R) defeated Linda Pence (D) in 2008.

Indiana Legislature

2007 Regular Session / Indiana Legislature
[Search page] Current Regular Session Billwatch [2008] / Indiana Legislature

HB 1008 (2007), the "Wellness Program" tax credit and 25 cent cigarette tax increase

For a tax credit for employee wellness programs, and to increase the cigarette tax by 25 cents per pack for deposit in the health coverage fund. The Orentlicher Amendment (Amendment 10) for an Employee Wellness Program Tax Credit passed on Roll Call 256 (49-44-4-3) on Feb. 23, 2007, but the bill was defeated on Roll Call 340, Feb. 27, 2007, 44 yeas, 52 nays, 3 excused, 1 not voting.

HB 1056 (2008)

Provides a $25 penalty for a person who smokes in a passenger motor vehicle while a minor who is less than 13 years of age is in the vehicle. Prohibits stopping, inspecting, or detaining a person solely to determine compliance. Provides that the penalty for a subsequent violation is $100. Deposits penalties into the tobacco use prevention and cessation trust fund. Sponsored by C. Brown. January 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary. Current status: Bill withdrawn 1/14/08.

Billwatch - HB 1056 (2008) / Indiana Legislature

HB 1057 (2008), New Smoking Ban

"Prohibits smoking in: (1) public places; (2) enclosed areas of a place of employment; and (3) certain state vehicles. Provides exemptions. Requires the alcohol and tobacco commission to enforce the prohibition. Makes it a Class B infraction to violate the smoking prohibition and a Class A infraction if the person has three unrelated prior offenses. Repeals the current clean indoor air law that prohibits smoking in public buildings. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the health finance commission.)" Sponsored by C. Brown. Jan. 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy. Turner added as coauthor. "The measure died in a House committee without ever coming up for a vote. House Public Policy Committee Chairman Rep. Trent VanHaaften said time just ran out for the bill during the current legislative session. Sponsor Rep. Charlie Brown said he would refile the bill next year. The bill died despite the fact that supporters packed the committee room, including Bruce Hetrick, who said that secondhand smoke killed his wife, Pam Klein, a nonsmoker and former business editor of the Indianapolis Star. Hetrick called on lawmakers to pass the bill and save other Indiana residents 'from the slow-motion homicide that killed Pam.'" (Indiana Smoking Ban Bill Fails. Join together, Jan. 24, 2008.)

Billwatch - HB 1057 (2008) / Indiana Legislature

As for Hetrick's wife, whose death he has cynically used as a prop in lugubrious smoking ban testimony for many years, she reportedly "died of a cancer that had spread from her mouth to her lungs," which is actually a metastasized oral cancer, not a lung cancer at all! (Debate Continues Over Smoking Ban. By Debby Knox. 24 Hour News 8, Apr. 15, 2005.) Hetrick blubbered, "Pam never smoked - not once. But she died of a smoker's cancer. She had no risk factors for this disease, save one: As an adult - and I want to stress this to all who would limit this legislation to children - as an adult, Pam's job as a journalist required her to cover politicians, government officials and business people in smoke-filled restaurants, bars, offices and other public places... But I have here a death certificate for Pamela S. Klein. It's signed by Lance Armstrong's oncologist, who also treated Pam. The cause of death is "metastatic head and neck cancer." In other words, this lifelong nonsmoker died of a cancer for which 90 percent of all cases are connected to tobacco. And it spread from the mouth I used to kiss, to the neck I long to touch, to the lungs that gave her life." (A passionate, personal plea for public smoking ban. By Bruce Hetrick. Indianapolis Business Journal 2005 Apr 18-24;26(6).) Hetrick's pretense that she died of lung cancer from secondhand smoke was given top billing by the Indianapolis Star. (Smoking ban, cell phone ban killed. By Jamie Loo, staff writer. Indianapolis Tribune, Jan. 25, 2008.) But never mind, because human papillomavirus is the main cause of oral cancer, as well as causing lung cancer. However, there is no record of anyone ever mentioning HPV either in Hetrick's presence or out.

HB 1190 (2008)

Adds cigarettes and tobacco products to the list of "Contraband" in penal facilities. Authored by Rep. Leonard. Jan. 10, 2008 first reading: referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.

Billwatch - HB 1190 (2008) / Indiana Legislature

HB 1213 (2009) Smoking ban in public places

Prohibits smoking in: (1) public places; (2) enclosed areas of a place of employment; and (3) certain state vehicles. Author: C. Brown. January 16, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.

Billwatch House Bill No. 1213 / Indiana Legislature

HB 1312 (2009) Smoking ban in parks

Smoking ban in park recreation areas. Prohibits smoking in certain recreational locations in a public park owned or operated by a governmental unit. Sponsored by Author: Day; Coauthors: Neese, Cheatham. January 16, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.

Billwatch House Bill No. 1312 / Indiana Legislature

HB 1337 (2007), $25 fine for smoking in a car with children

"Provides a $25 penalty for a person who smokes in a passenger motor vehicle while a minor who is less than 13 years of age is in the vehicle. Provides that the penalty for a subsequent violation is $100. Deposits penalties into the tobacco use prevention and cessation trust fund. Provides that a person may not be stopped, inspected, or detained to determine if the person smoked in a passenger motor vehicle with a minor in the vehicle. Prohibits smoking in a public means of mass transportation, in an enclosed area of a public mass transportation terminal, or in a public area within 100 feet of an entrance to a public mass transportation terminal." Defeated on Roll Call 188: Yeas 43, Nays 51.

Always remember that this kind of vile legislation is "justified" by scientific fraud and eggregious corruption! The anti-smokers deliberately use defective studies that ignore the role of infection in the diseases they blame on smoking. E.g., the known-carcinogenic human papillomavirus is involved in at least 21% of lung cancers, which is over ten times more lung cancers than they pretend are caused by ETS - but the anti-smokers purposely commit fraud by using only studies that ignore HPV, in order to exploit higher rates of infection among smokers and passive smokers, to falsely blame cigarette smoke. Furthermore, their precious "EPA" ETS report was written by anti-smoking activists, not by EPA scientists (who were against calling ETS a human carcinogen), and they used illegal pass-through contracts to conceal their role. Furthermore, on the board of directors of the pass-through company were a business crony of George W. Bush and a big shot of the Democratic Party as well - thus ensuring a bipartisan political coverup! Furthermore again, directly contrary to the psychopathic lies of the "health" establishment, all of their precious studies, including the 2003 IARC Monograph on Smoking and Involuntary Smoking, the 2005 ASHRAE Position Document on ETS, and the 2006 Surgeon General Report, were all concocted by Jonathan M. Samet and his little clique of close cronies - with no real scientists allowed! And the anti-smokers have gotten away with it, over and over again across the country, because their cowardly and inffectual supposed "opponents" refuse to expose their wrongoing!

HB 1457, the birth problems registry and substance abuse commission

This act extends the birth problems registry until July 1, 2017. Reportable birth problems include "Birth weight less than two thousand five hundred (2,500) grams" and "Stillbirth." This act is a vicious fraud upon the public, because the leading cause of low birthweight, preterm birth and stillbirth is chorioamnionitis, an infection of the membranes by bacteria, not drugs, alcohol or tobacco. The act also creates a "prenatal substance abuse commission,... to develop and recommend a coordinated plan to improve early intervention and treatment for pregnant women who abuse alcohol or drugs or use tobacco." This is to please the anti-smoking charlatans, who deliberately use defective studies which do not include placental exams by pathologists, without which 90% (ninety percent!) of cases of chorioamnionitis are missed, in order to falsely blame smoking. None of the members of this commission are required to have any expertise in chorioamnionitis; it was clearly devised at the behest of the usual malice-ridden incompetents. And nobody ever holds these charlatans accountable for the fact that the rates of preterm birth have been increasing for more than twenty-five years. 04/26/07 Conference committee report 1 : adopted by the House; Roll Call 596: Yeas 95, Nays 0. 04/27/2007 Conference committee report 1 : adopted by the Senate Roll Call 480: Yeas 45, Nays 0. Section 1 effective 07/01/2007.

House Bill 1457 / Indiana Legislature
Title 410 / Indiana State Department of Health

HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana" Scam

The so-called "Healthy Indiana Plan" is funded by a 44 cent tax on cigarettes. The lying Indiana State Department of Health bluffed the objection that its revenue source wwas drying up, by drawing a bogus graph of program costs versus revenue showing that the projected decreased revenues would be matched by magically decreased health costs. "For example, smoking reductions among pregnant women and lower income households translate directly into reduced smoking-caused expenditures by Medicaid." Those filthy, filthy liars! The rates of preterm birth - the leading cause of excess pregnancy costs - have been rising steadily for over twenty-five years! The death rates from asthma have risen as well! Twenty-five years, and these slimy anti-smoking vermin still get away with their vicious lies! "Decreasing smoking rates among workers directly reduces public and private sector employers’ health insurance costs while also reducing worker productivity losses from smoking-caused job performance declines, work absences, and early retirement." These claims are based upon the Centers for Disease Control's utterly corrupt SAMMEC computer program, which manufactures them by pretending that costs paid by smokers were paid by non-smokers, that diseases caused by infection were caused by tobacco, and that non-smokers' costs do not exist at all! (From the Hip. Indiana State Department of Health, Feb. 2007.) It passed the House Conference Committee on Roll Call 675 by 70 to 29, and the Senate Conference Committee on Roll Call 553 by 37 to 13. Signed by Governor 5/10/2007.

House Bill 1678 / Indiana Legislature
From the Hip, Feb. 2007 / Indiana State Department of Health (pdf, 2 pp)

"The reason I am so excited about this third annual event is we are getting to the heart of the matter. As we move forward with INShape Indiana into 2008, we hope to promote personal responsibility, which is what wellness is all about," said Gov. Daniels. NO - What the mealy-mouthed piece of health fascist slime means, is that we're supposed to obedient widdle children, who sit there cowering meekly while fascist garbage like him spew corrupt pseudo-science and lies in our faces! "The 2007 INShape Indiana Health Summit at Purdue University was sponsored by Clarian Health, Advantage, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Kroger, Lilly, and Pfizer. Inside INdiana Business was the official media sponsor." BOYCOTT THESE NAZIS!

INShape Indiana Health Summit Promotes Worksite Wellness / State of Indiana

"A wellness program is a plan designed to improve the overall health of employees. For a wellness program to become an Indiana State Department of Health Certified Wellness Program, the plan must include all of the following components: Employee appropriate weight loss; Smoking cessation; and Pursuit of preventative health care services." It includes "Education materials which provide information to employees about each component of the wellness program." "Education materials" means health fascist lies, involumntarily shoved down peoples' throats in the inherently coercive environment of the workplace! And, "Measurement tool that can be used to evaluate the success and validity of each wellness program component," including "action steps – list or categorize what steps are being taken to make the business a healthier working environment for everyone involved" (translation - bullying employees with a united front of health fascism); "testimonials – acquire statements from employees describing how the program has positively impacted their lives" and "employee satisfaction – measure the employees satisfaction with the program and regularly assess their needs for future components in an ongoing program." That means they solicit little bootlickers and toadies and suck-ups to tell them that we're so happy to live in health fascist dictatorship, with THEM running our lives, instead of in the liberty we had before! Oh, thank you master, for relieving us of the burden of our freedom!

Look at the questions on the "Health Risk Assessment:" "I eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day (one serving equals one half cup); "I eat at fast food restaurants less than three times per week;" "I include foods that are high in fiber in my diet on a daily basis (i.e. whole grain breads and cereals, beans, etc.)." You'd never know from this pile of feces that the federal government has spent more than $625 million on the "Womens Health Initiative" prospective study, which showed absolutely no benefit from their crap. (Low-fat dietary pattern and risk of cardiovascular disease: the Women's Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial. BV Howard et al. JAMA 2006 Feb 8;295(6):655-666.) "The diet had no significant effects on incidence of CHD (hazard ratio [HR], 0.97; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.90-1.06), stroke (HR, 1.02; 95% CI, 0.90-1.15), or CVD (HR, 0.98; 95% CI, 0.92-1.05)... Over a mean of 8.1 years, a dietary intervention that reduced total fat intake and increased intakes of vegetables, fruits, and grains did not significantly reduce the risk of CHD, stroke, or CVD in postmenopausal women and achieved only modest effects on CVD risk factors..." Then, having found no effect, they nonsensically proclaimed that "more focused diet and lifestyle interventions may be needed to improve risk factors and reduce CVD risk." This is the kind of irrational dogmatists they are!

Howard / JAMA 2006 full article

And look at the sheer unmitigated gall of these vermin, inquisitioning their victims with questions about "Social and Environmental Wellness," when, for six decades, these pieces of scum have systematically corrupted science, spread lies and defamations, censored all genuine dissent, concealed official wrongdoing, and politically disenfranchised the people! And these pieces of filth want to know whether we recycle our garbage like obedient little robots and "have meaningful interactions with family and friends" and admit to only politically correct attitudes. And the biggest farce of all: "My actions are guided by my own beliefs rather than the beliefs of others," when these filthy, filthy nazis have purposely created a totalitarian system where people have no freedom to act on their own beliefs!

Health Risk Assessment / Indiana State Department of Health (pdf, 4 pp)

The scumbags are even creating a corps of Hitler Youths, the "INSight Youth Corps," a so-called "optional, health education enrichment exercise for Indiana ninth graders" which enables the corrupt, fraudulent health fascists to nurture, encourage and reward more of their own despicable kind, and plug them into the political establishment to ensure a continuing regime of deceit and oppression! "Students who participate in the program will face the challenge of writing, producing, and directing a one-minute INShape Indiana television commercial or song/jingle. The projects must promote INShape Indiana’s three focus areas of better nutrition, increased physical activity, and avoiding tobacco, and the television commercial must target students’ local communities." They even get training in how to write grant applications! (What is INside Out? State of Indiana.)

What is INside Out? / State of Indiana
INSight Youth Corps Handbook / State of Indiana (pdf, 15 pp)

Remember - this whole stinking scam works because the vermin think that their ceaseless propaganda has brainwashed everyone to become sniveling little dependents, whining "health insurance, health insurance, health insurance," who believe that we can't exist without it! Furthermore, the insurance companies are the spoiled-rotten beneficiaries of over $101 billion in federal income tax exclusions annually to help suck people into their tentacles! Tell the filthy vermin to take their damned health insurance and shove it where the sun don't shine - and all their health fascist lies along with it!

Workplace Health Fascism

SB 38 (2009) coverage of smoking cessation products

Requires a state employee health benefit plan, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, and a health maintenance organization contract that provides coverage for prescription drugs to provide coverage for smoking cessation drugs. Author: Lanane. January 7, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Insurance and Financial Institutions.

Billwatch Senate Bill No. 38 / Indiana Legislature

SB 282 (2009) Smoking ban in public places

Prohibits smoking in public places and places of employment. Author: Errington; 2d Author: Dillon. January 7, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce, Public Policy & Interstate Cooperation.

Billwatch Senate Bill No. 282 / Indiana Legislature

SB 371 (2009) tax increase on nonsmoking tobacco products

Increases the tobacco products tax (nonsmoking) from 24% to 31% of the wholesale price. Provides that $1,500,000 of the revenue from the increase is appropriated to the department of health for prenatal substance abuse programs and the remainder of the increase is deposited in the Indiana check-up plan trust fund. Author: Kruse; 2d Author: Mishler. January 8, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Appropriations.

Billwatch Senate Bill No. 371 / Indiana Legislature

SB 399 (2009) smoking ban in public places

Prohibits smoking in public places and places of employment. Allows local governments to adopt more restrictive anti-smoking ordinances. Author: Dillon. January 12, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce, Public Policy & Interstate Cooperation.

Billwatch Senate Bill No. 399 / Indiana Legislature

SB 500 (2009) smoking ban in foster homes and vehicles

Prohibits a person who is licensed to operate a foster family home from smoking in the foster home or a motor vehicle when the foster child is present. Simpson. January 15, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.

Billwatch Senate Bill No. 500 / Indiana Legislature

SB 503 (2007)

A smoking ban was attached in the House as an amendment (Amendment 8, by Rep. Turner) to a large health care initiative written by Gov. Mitch Daniels that attempts to expand state sponsored coverage for an estimated 850,000 people: "Sec. 3.5. (a) A person may not smoke in an enclosed public place, a sports arena, or an enclosed place of employment. (b) This section does not apply to a private residence that is not used as a licensed child care facility, retail tobacco stores, bars, public areas rented or leased for private functions, separate enclosed areas of truck stops that are not accessible to persons less than twenty-one (21) years of age, or an area that is not accessible to the public that is part of an owner operated business that has no employees other than the owner." Violation is a Class A infraction." Passed 4/09/2008. The smoking ban was removed from the final version of the Act.

Billwatch - SB 503 / Indiana Legislature

Senate Bill 221 (2008)

Requires tobacco vending machines and establishments that sell tobacco to post a notice that states that smoking by pregnant women may result in fetal injury, premature birth, and low birth weight. Authors: Simpson, Becker, Merritt, Riegsecker, and R. Young. Jan. 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce, Public Policy & Interstate Cooperation. House sponsor: C. Brown; co-sponsor: T. Brown.

Billwatch - SB 221 / Indiana Legislature

This health lie is founded on scientific fraud! The anti-smokers deliberately use defective studies to falsely blame maternal smoking for preterm births and perinatal illness that are really caused by chorioamnionitis! Their worthless studies all lack the pathological examinations of the placenta which are necessary to diagnose this infection.

Chorioamnionitis Causes Perinatal Illnesses Blamed on Smoking

Project ASSIST - The corrupt, lie-spewing, American Cancer Society received billions of federal tax dollars from the National Cancer Institute to set up front groups to lobby for anti-smoker laws in Indiana.

Indiana ASSIST: ASSIST was a program funded by federal tax dollars to lobby state and local elected officals. "Members of Indiana ASSIST Coalitions will strive to make changes which place limits on where smoking is allowed, require age restrictions for purchase and use, enforce restrictions, increase prices on tobacco, and restrict advertising and promotion of tobacco products." They "[c]aused tobacco legislation to be drafted/introduced. State policy committee members met with Senators and Representatives to discuss ASSIST policy concerns and as a result, caused tobacco control bills to be drafted by the State's Legislative Services Agency. In drafting these bills, members of the State policy committee provided technical assistance in drafting these bills. Upon the advise of legislators, State policy committee members secured additional Senators and Representatives to support these bills. Because of their efforts, legislation was drafted, to be introduced, regarding clean indoor air, youth access, smoking on school property, and creating alcohol- and tobacco-free advertising zones around schools. Members of the State's policy committee took responsibility for these activities based on their knowledge, expertise, and previous and current responsibilities which require them to work with the legislators." (Indiana ASSIST Summary, est. 1995, p. 103.)

Indiana ASSIST Summary, est. 1995 / UCSF (pdf, 140 pp)

It's time to throw the health fascists' whores out of office!

Indiana House of Representatives

House of Representatives / Indiana State Legislature

House District 1, Linda C. Lawson, D-Hammond. Lawson voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Lawson defeated Fernando Urzua (R) in 2008.

House District 2, Earl L. Harris, D-East Chicago. Harris voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and did not vote on HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Harris was re-elected in 2008.

House District 3, Charlie Brown, D-Gary. Public Health (Committee Chair); Member of Interagency State Council on Black and Minority Health, Prescription Drug Advisory Committee, Select Joint Commission on Medicaid Oversight, Commission on Mental Health, Health Finance Commission. Brown voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. He got $1000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. He sponsored HB 1056 (2008), provides a $25 penalty for a person who smokes in a passenger motor vehicle while a minor who is less than 13 years of age is in the vehicle; and HB 1057 (2008), "Prohibits smoking in: (1) public places; (2) enclosed areas of a place of employment; and (3) certain state vehicles." He is the House sponsor of Senate Bill 221 (2008), requires tobacco vending machines and establishments that sell tobacco to post a notice that states that smoking by pregnant women may result in fetal injury, premature birth, and low birth weight. Brown was re-elected in 2008. Author of HB 1213 (2009) Smoking ban in public places. "More than 300 American Cancer Society staffers and volunteers from across Indiana flooded the statehouse Tuesday to lobby for one bill to help cancer patients, and a second to reduce cancer cases. The group is backing Representative Charlie Brown's (D-Gary) bill to ban smoking in all public places in Indiana." (Cancer Society Lobbying for Smoking Ban. By Eric Berman. WIBC, Jan. 27, 2009.)

House District 4, Edmond Soliday, R-Valparaiso. Soliday voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Soliday defeated Larry Chubb (D) in 2008.

House District 5, Craig R. Fry, D-Mishawaka. Member of Public Health Committee. Fry voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. He got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Fry defeated Dave Miller (R) in 2008.

House District 6, B. Patrick Bauer, D-South Bend. Speaker of the House. Bauer voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and did not vote on HB 1337, the car smoking bill. He got $1500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Bauer defeated Kevin L. Mitschelen (R) in 2008.

House District 7, David L. Niezgodski, D-South Bend. Niezgodski voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Niezgodski defeated Dan Herbster (R) in 2008.

House District 8, Ryan M. Dvorak, D-South Bend. Dvorak voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Dvorak defeated Dale R. Devon (R) in 2008.

House District 9, Scott D. Pelath, D-Michigan City. Pelath voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Pelath defeated K.P. Nfr (L) in 2008.

House District 10 Duane Cheney voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Jack Clem, D-Portage, who replaced him in July, died Oct. 5, 2007. Charles "Chuck" Moseley (D) defeated Kenneth M. Kaminski (R) in 2008.

House District 11, Dan C. Stevenson, D-Highland. Stevenson voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Stevenson defeated Cyril B. Huerter (R) in 2008.

House District 12, Mara Candelaria Reardon, D-East Chicago. Candelaria Reardon voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Reardon defeated George T. Janiec (R) in 2008.

House District 13, Chester F. Dobis, D-Merrillville. Speaker Pro Tempore. Dobis voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Dobis defeated Joseph M. Hero (R) in 2008.

House District 14, Vernon G. Smith, D-Gary. Smith voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Smith defeated Catherine Campbell (R) in 2008.

House District 15, Don Lehe, R-Brookston. Member of the Public Health Committee. Lehe voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Lehe defeated Myron M. Sutton (D) in 2008.

House District 16, Eric A. Gutwein, R-Rensselaer. Gutwein voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Gutwein defeated Bill Reutebuch (D) in 2008.

House District 17, Nancy Dembowski, D-Knox. Asst. Caucus Chair. Dembowski voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Dembowski defeated Mark MacKillop (R) in 2008.

House District 18, David A. Wolkins, R-Winona Lake. Wolkins voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Wolkins was re-eletcted in 2008.

House District 19, Bob Kuzman, D-Crown Point, voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and was excused from voting on HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Shelli VanDenburgh, D-Crown Point, replaced him in July 2007. She defeated Bill Johnson (R) in 2008.

House District 20, Thomas Dermody, R-LaPorte. Dermody voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Dermody defeated Jerry P. Cooley (D) in 2008.

House District 21, Jackie Walorski, R-R-Lakeville. Walorski voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Jacquelin (Walorski) Swihart defeated Clyde James (D) in 2008.

House District 22, William J. "Bill" Ruppel, R-North Manchester. Ruppel voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Ruppel defeated Larry E. Rensberger (D) in 2008.

House District 23, William C. Friend, R-Macy. Friend voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Friend was re-elected in 2008.

House District 24, Richard McClain, R-Logansport. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. In McClain's "12 Point Plan for Indiana Progress:" "Help Access Affordable Healthcare with common sense market based solutions like providing tax credits for Worksite Health Programs, a Health Insurance Premium Deduction, and allowing coverage by a parent’s policy until the age of 24." McClain voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. McClain defeated Timothy J. Banter Jr. (D) in 2008.

House District 25, Jeb Bardon, D-Indianapolis. Bardon voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Bardon was re-elected in 2008.

House District 26, Joe Micon, D-West Lafayette. Micon voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. As of 11/12/08 3:52 PM, Randolph P. Truitt (R) 14030; John Polles (D) 14010.

House District 27, Sheila J. Klinker, D-Lafayette. Klinker voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. She got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Klinker was re-elected in 2008.

House District 28, Jeff Thompson, R-Lizton. Thompson voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Thompson defeated Jason Ellis (D) and Wade Mitchell (L) in 2008.

House District 29, Kathy Kreag Richardson, R-Noblesville. Richardson voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. She got $750 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Richardson defeated Joseph L. (Joe) Weingarten (D) in 2008.

House District 30, Ron Herrell, D-Kokomo. Herrell voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Herrell defeated Jason C. Miller (R) in 2008.

House District 31, Tim Harris, R-Marion. Harris voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Joseph R. Pearson (D) defeated Harris in 2008.

House District 32, P. Eric Turner, R-Marion. Turner voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Turner added a smoking ban amendment to SB 503 (2007). Turner is a co-author of HB 1057 (2008), "Prohibits smoking in: (1) public places; (2) enclosed areas of a place of employment; and (3) certain state vehicles." Turner was re-elected in 2008.

House District 33, Bill Davis, R-Portland. Davis voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Davis defeated Andy Schemenaur (D) in 2008.

House District 34, Dennis Tyler, D-Muncie. Tyler voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Tyler defeated Theodore A. Baker (R) in 2008.

House District 35, L. Jack Lutz, R-East Central Indiana. Lutz voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Lutz defeated Lee Ann Mengelt (D) in 2008.

House District 36, Terri J. Austin, D-Anderson. Austin voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Austin defeated Frank Burrows (R) and Greg Noland (L) in 2008.

House District 37, Scott E. Reske, D-Evansville. Reske voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. He got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Reske defeated Kelly S. Gaskill (R) and Robert (Roofer) Jozwiak (L) in 2008.

House District 38, Jim Buck, R-Kokomo. Buck voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Jacqueline R. Clements defeated Robert L. (D) in 2008.

House District 39, Jerry Torr, R-Carmel. Torr voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Torr defeated Alvin E. "Rusty" Skoog Jr. (D) in 2008.

House District 40: Matt Whetstone, R-Brownsburg, voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. He was replaced in August by Greg Steuerwald, R-Avon. Steuerwald defeated Nicholas G. Schmutte (D) in 2008.

House District 41, Tim N. Brown, M.D., R-Crawfordsville. Brown was a co-sponsor of SB 503 (2007), the Healthier Indiana statewide smoking ban legislation.. "The plan also creates a statewide smoking ban that prohibits smoking in enclosed public areas, sports arenas, or enclosed places of employment. Lastly, the bill establishes the Healthier Indiana Insurance Program Task Force responsible for monitoring and making recommendations to the state concerning the program." The bill was to be returned to the Senate for concurrence. (Healthy Indiana Plan Passes House. Press Release, Apr. 10, 2007.) Brown voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. He got $1000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. He is House co-sponsor of Senate Bill 221 (2008), requires tobacco vending machines and establishments that sell tobacco to post a notice that states that smoking by pregnant women may result in fetal injury, premature birth, and low birth weight. Brown defeated James Stytle (D) and Tim Stewart (L) in 2008.

House District 42: F. Dale Grubb, D-Covington, Caucus Chairman. Grubb voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. He got $1000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Grubb was re-elected in 2008.

House District 43, Clyde Kersey, D-Terre Haute. Kersey voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Kersey defeated Ryan J. Cummins (R) in 2008.

House District 44, Amos Thomas, R-Brazil. Thomas voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Nancy A. Michael (D) defeated Thomas and Darrell Goldman (L) in 2008.

House District 45, Bruce Borders, R-Jasonville. Borders voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Borders defeated Rick Marshall (D) in 2008.

House District 46, Vern Tincher, D-Riley. Tincher voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Tincher defeated Robert A. Heaton (R) in 2008.

House District 47, Ralph M. Foley, R-Martinsville. Foley voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Foley was re-elected in 2008.

House District 48, Tim Neese, R-Elkhart. Neese voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Neese defeated John P. Hardy (D) in 2008. Coauthor of HB 1312 (2009) Smoking ban in parks.

House District 49, John D. Ulmer, R-Goshen. Ulmer is a personal injury lawyer. Ulmer voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Wesley H. Culver (R) defeated Vincent J. Turner Jr. (D) in 2008.

House District 50, Dan Leonard, R-Huntington. Leonard voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Leonard was re-elected in 2008.

House District 51, Richard "Dick" Dodge, R-DeKalb and Steuben Counties. Public Health Committee. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Dodge voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Dodge defeated Lon N. Keyes (D) in 2008.

House District 52, Marlin Stutzman, R-Howe, Assistant Whip. Stutzman voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. David Yarde II (R) defeated Donald Papai (D) in 2008.

House District 53, Bob Cherry, R-Greenfield. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Cherry voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. He defeated David Baxter (D) and John D. Jessup (Ind) in 2008.

House District 54, Thomas E. Saunders, R-Lewisville. Saunders voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Saunders defeated Rex Bell (L) in 2008.

House District 55, Tom Knollman, R-Liberty. Knollman voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and was excused from voting on HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Knollman was re-elected in 2008.

House District 56, Phil Pflum, D-Milton. Pflum voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Pflum defeated Jon Bell (L) in 2008.

House District 57, Sean Eberhart, R-Shelbyville. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Eberhart voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Eberhart was re-elected in 2008.

House District 58, Charles W. "Woody" Burton, R-Greenwood. Brother of U.S. Rep. Dan Burton. He got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Burton voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. He was re-elected in 2008.

House District 59, Milo Smith, R-Columbus. He worked at Cummins Engine Company from 1968-1975. Smith voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Smith defeated Rhonda Roush Bell (D) in 2008.

House District 60, Peggy Welch, D-Bloomington. "Peggy was first elected in 1998. She has continuously served on the House Ways and Means Committee and is currently the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Medicaid and Health. Peggy also serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Public Health Committee and as a member of the Family, Children, and Human Affairs... Peggy is a practicing nurse in the Bloomington Hospital cancer unit." (Biographical Information, Indiana House of Representatives.) The Indiana smoking ban study was funded by Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation and conducted in Bloomington. She got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Welch voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Welch was re-elected in 2008.

House District 61, Matt Pierce, D-Bloomington. Former intern for the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Consumer Protection and Finance and served as a legal clerk for the National Association of Broadcasters; Chief of Staff for Congressman Baron Hill, 1999-2001. Pierce voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Pierce was re-elected in 2008.

House District 62, Jerry Denbo, D-French Lick. Denbo voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Sandra Blanton (D) defeated Daniel Brook Tarr (R) in 2008.

House District 63, Dave Crooks, D-Washington. Crooks voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Mark Brian Messmer (R) defeated John G. Burger (D) in 2008.

House District 64, Kreg Battles, D-Vincennes. Battles voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. He got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Battles was re-elected in 2008.

House District 65, Eric Allen Koch, R-Bedford. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Koch voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Koch defeated Al Cox (L) in 2008.

House District 66, Terry Goodin, D-Crothersville. Goodin voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Goodin defeated Jack R. Gillespie (R) in 2008.

House District 67, Cleo Duncan, R-Greensburg. Duncan voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Duncan defeated Mike Keller (D) in 2008.

House District 68, Bob Bischoff, D-Lawrenceburg. Bischoff voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Bischoff defeated Jud McMillin (R) in 2008.

House District 69, Dave Cheatham, D-North Vernon, Asst. House Democratic Whip. "Cheatham will serve as a member of the Tobacco Farmers and Rural Community Impact Fund Advisory Board, which will make recommendations concerning expenditures from the fund." (State Rep. Cheatham serving on influential study committees. Press Release, Jul. 23, 2007.) Cheatham voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Cheatham defeated Floyd Coates (R) in 2008. Coauthor of HB 1312 (2009) Smoking ban in parks.

House District 70, Paul J. Robertson, D-Depauw, Asst. Democratic Leader. Robertson voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Robertson defeated Robert T. Hunt (R) in 2008.

House District 71, Steven R. Stemler, D-Jeffersonville. Stemler voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Stemler was re-elected in 2008.

House District 72, William C. Cochran, D-New Albany. He got $1500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Cochran voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. As of 11/12/08 3:52 PM, Edward D Clerc (R) 14980, Cochran 14866.

House District 73, Dennie Oxley, D-English, Democratic Whip. Oxley voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Oxley defeated Steven J. Davisson (R) in 2008.

House District 74, Russ Stilwell, D-Boonville. Stilwell voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Stilwell defeated William Eugene Marcrum (R) in 2008.

House District 75, Dennis T. Avery, D-Evansville. Avery voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. In 1989, he sponsored a bill to ban cigarette vending machines. (Two bills aimed at smokers. Indianapolis Star, Jan. 11, 1989.) Avery defeated J.D. Strouth (R) in 2008.

Two bills aimed at smokers, 1989 / UCSF (pdf, 3 pp)

House District 76, Trent Van Haaften, D-Mount Vernon. VanHaaften voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Van Haaften was re-elected in 2008.

House District 77, Phil Hoy, D-Evansville. Hoy voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Gail Riecken (D) was elected in 2008.

House District 78, Suzanne Crouch, R-Evansville, House Public Health Committee. She got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Crouch voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Crouch defeated James (Pete) Rapp (D) in 2008.

House District 79, Michael R. Ripley, R-Monroe. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Ripley voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Matthew S. Lehman (R) was elected in 2008.

House District 80, Phil GiaQuinta, D-Fort Wayne, Asst. Democratic Whip. GiaQuinta voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. GiaQuinta was re-elected in 2008.

House District 81, Winfield C. Moses, Jr., D-Fort Wayne. Moses voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Moses was re-elected in 2008.

House District 82, Jeff Espich, R-Unionville, ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee. He got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Espich voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Epsich was re-elected in 2008.

House District 83, Matthew Bell, R-Ligonier. Bell voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Bell defeated Steven B. Heaston (D) and Herbert Jack Evans (L) in 2008.

House District 84, Randy L. Borror, R-Fort Wayne, "campaign staff member for U.S. Senator Richard Lugar in 1982. In 1983, he accepted a position at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) in Washington, D.C., of which Senator Lugar served as Chairman. During this time, Rep. Borror worked closely with future Indiana Governor, Mitch Daniels, who at the time served as the Executive Director of the NRSC... He is married to Kelly Borror, Administrator of Parkview Hospital's Continuing Care Center." (Biography, Indiana House of Representatives.) Borror voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Borror defeated Mark Wehrle (D) in 2008.

House District 85, Phyllis J. Pond, R-New Haven. Pond voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Pond was re-elected in 2008.

House District 86, David Orentlicher, D-Indianapolis. "David Orentlicher is Samuel R. Rosen Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Law and Health at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. He also is an adjunct professor at Indiana University School of Medicine. He teaches courses in medical ethics and constitutional law, and he serves as an ethics consultant at Methodist, University and Wishard Hospitals." (Biography, Indiana House of Representatives.) He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Orentlicher was a media-favored "authority figure" after the Rogers trial in 1996, when the jury rejected the claim that the companies were responsible for the plaintiff's death. Orentlicher said, "You see all the evidence, as they did in Florida, then I think most people are going to feel tobacco companies have a responsibility to pay." (Eyewitness News at 10. WNDY-TV Indianapolis, Aug. 23, 1996.) In fact, the defining characteristic of all anti-tobacco lawsuits is that the tobacco industry collaborates with the anti-smokers to keep the jury ignorant of the role of carcinogenic viruses in cancer, especially HPV and lung cancer - as if they are purposely trying to lose! Furthermore, the anti-smokers' "nicotine addiction" smear is the corrupt result of consciously polluting scientific objectivity with subjective claims, in order to achieve their political agenda. And the media are their accomplices in keeping the public ignorant and misinformed! Orentlicher voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Edward O. DeLaney (D) defeated Adam E. Nelson (R) in 2008.

Eyewitness News at 10, Aug. 23, 1996 / UCSF (pdf, 3 pp)

House District 87, Cindy Noe, R-Indianapolis. Noe voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and was excused from voting on HB 1337, the car smoking bill. She got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Noe defeated Pamela Hickman (D) in 2008.

House District 88, Brian C. Bosma, R-Indianapolis. He got $2500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Bosma voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Bosma defeated Terry Gingles Sr. (D) in 2008.

House District 89, Lawrence L. Buell, R-R-Indianapolis. "17 ˝ year relationship with the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County where he served as Treasurer and Executive Director at various times... He is also a former Chairman of the Board and Treasurer for the Indiana Division of the American Cancer Society." (Biography, Indiana House of Representatives.) Buell voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. John F. Barnes (D) defeated Chris J. Swats (R) in 2008.

House District 90, Michael B. Murphy, R-Indianapolis. "Executive Director of Strategic Development for the Indiana business unit of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield." (Biography, Indiana House of Representatives.) He got $1000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Murphy was excused from voting on HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and voted against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Murphy was re-elected in 2008.

House District 91, Robert W. Behning, R-Indianapolis. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Behning voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Behning defeated Timothy J. Huber (D) in 2008.

House District 92, Phillip D. Hinkle, R-Indianapolis. Hinkle voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Hinkle defeated Stephanie DeKemper (D) in 2008. DeKemper was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Indiana Minority Health Coalition since 1993, and a Board member of the American Heart Association. She was named President of the Centene Foundation, a contractor for state and federal health programs, in 2004. (Stephanie E. Dekemper Named President of Centene Foundation for Quality Health Care. Business Wire, Aug. 17, 2004.)

House District 93, David Frizzell, R-Indianapolis. Member of Health Finance Commission, Regulatory Flexibility Committee, and Interim Study Committee to Define Health Insurance; and Public Health Committee; Director of External Affairs for Magnolia Health Systems. Frizzell has also worked with the American Cancer Society. (Biography, Indiana House of Representatives.) He got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Frizzell voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Frizzell defeated Shayne Merritt (D) in 2008.

House District 94, Carolene Mays, D-Indianapolis. Member of the Public Health Committee. "[S]he is a national ambassador for the American Heart and Stroke Associations' Power to End Stroke Campaign." (Biography, Indiana House of Representatives.) She got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Mays voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Cherrish S. Pryor, her Democratic opponent in 2008, was Media Contact in the office of Indianapolis Council President Steve Talley, who shoved the smoking ban on Indianapolis. (President Talley Puts Family First. Press Release, Jan. 9, 2006.) Pryor won; she defeated Chad D. Miller (R) in 2008.

House District 95, Mae Dickinson, D-Indianapolis. Dickinson voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. John L. Bartlett (D) defeated Raymond D. Shearer (R) in 2008.

House District 96, Gregory W. Porter, D-Indianapolis. "He graduated from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Program in 2001." (Biography, Indiana House of Representatives.) He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Porter voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Porter defeated Lawrence T. Newman (R) in 2008.

House District 97, Jon R. Elrod, R-Indianapolis. Elrod voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and against HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Mary Ann Sullivan (D) defeated Elrod in 2008.

House District 98, William A. Crawford, D-Indianapolis. He got $1000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Crawford voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Crawford was re-elected in 2008.

House District 99, Vanessa Summers, D-Indianapolis. Summers voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and did not vote on HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Summers defeated John Meuser (L) in 2008.

House District 100, John J. Day, D-Indianapolis. Day voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan," and for HB 1337, the car smoking bill. Day defeated Ed Angleton (L) in 2008. Author of HB 1312 (2009) Smoking ban in parks.

Indiana State Senate

State Senate / Indiana Legislature

Senate District 1, Frank Mrvan Jr., D-Hammond. Mrvan voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan."

Senate District 2, Samuel Smith, Jr., D-East Chicago. Smith voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Lonnie M. Randolph (D) defeated Carl L. Dahlin Jr. (R) in 2008.

Senate District 3, Earline Rogers, D-Gary. Rogers was a sponsor of SB 503 (2007), the Healthier Indiana statewide smoking ban legislation, and voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Rogers was re-elected in 2008.

Senate District 4, Karen Tallian, D-Portage. Tallian voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan."

Senate District 5, Victor Heinold, R-Kouts. Heinold voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." He has been replaced by Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso. Former head of the government and community affairs for USX Corporation, the parent company of U.S. Steel and Marathon Oil. In 2006, Charbonneau was appointed the Interim President and CEO of The Methodist Hospitals, Inc. Charbonneau beat Larry W. Balmer (D) in 2008.

Senate District 6, Sue Landske, R-Cedar Lake, Assistant President Pro Tempore. Landske voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Landske was one of ten despicable hypocrites in the state senate who gibbered hysterically about R.J. Reynolds' "Camel No. 9" ad campaign. They frantically denounced the ads, while spewing outright lies and defamations (Indiana spends $778.6 million annually for women with smoking related illness. In addition, Hoosiers pay $13 million in federal taxes each year to cover Indiana’s share of U.S. Social Security Supplementary Income support payments to dependent children who have lost a mother to smoking,") and grotesque distortions such as "They need to find replacement smokers, because their most loyal customers are dying every day" [as if their putrid political parties don't need to recruit new nazis]. (Women of Indiana Senate unite against deceptive cigarette ad campaign. Press Release, Aug. 29, 2007.) Landske is a true believer in the health fascist cholesterol dogma. (Landske: Indiana Can Help Stop the Number One Killer of Americans. Press Release, Sep. 4, 2007), and faithfully relays their propaganda in her press releases, including all the dietary garbage that the $625-million Women's Health Initiative study found to be worthless. (October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Landske encourages screening to save lives. Press Release, Oct. 3, 2007.)

Senate District 7, Brandt Hershman, R-Wheatfield, Majority Whip. Hershman got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. He voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." He was re-elected in 2008.

Senate District 8, Jim Arnold, D-LaPorte. Arnold voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Arnold defeated Allen L. Stevens Jr. (R) and Gregory D. Kelver (L) in 2008.

Senate District 9, Ryan Mishler, R-Bremen. Mishler got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. He voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." In July, Mishler was appointed to the Health Finance Commission, which is to deal with "the effectiveness and administration of the Indiana tobacco use and prevention and cessation program and... prohibition against smoking in public places in Indiana." (Senator Ryan Mishler Appointed to Five Summer Study Committees. Press Release, July 9, 2007.) Mishler defeated Mike Settles (D) in 2008. Coauthor of SB 371 (2009) tax increase on nonsmoking tobacco products.

Senate District 10, John E. Broden, D-South Bend. Broden voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Broden was re-elected in 2008.

Senate District 11, Joseph Zakas, R-Granger. Zakas voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006.

Senate District 12, Marvin Riegsecker, R-Goshen. Member of the Health Finance Commission. Riegsecker was a sponsor of SB 503 (2007), the Healthier Indiana statewide smoking ban legislation. Riegsecker voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." He got $1000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Riegsecker is a coauthor of Senate Bill 221 (2008), requires tobacco vending machines and establishments that sell tobacco to post a notice that states that smoking by pregnant women may result in fetal injury, premature birth, and low birth weight. Carlin J. Yoder (R) defeated Don Metzler-Smith (D) in 2008.

Senate District 13, Robert Meeks, R-LaGrange. Meeks voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." He got $1000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Martin A. Stutzman (R) defeated Fred Demske (D) in 2008.

Senate District 14, Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn. Kruse voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Kruse was a coauthor of Senate Bill 221 (2008), requires tobacco vending machines and establishments that sell tobacco to post a notice that states that smoking by pregnant women may result in fetal injury, premature birth, and low birth weight. Author of SB 371 (2009) tax increase on nonsmoking tobacco products.

Senate District 15, Thomas J. Wyss, R-Fort Wayne. Wyss voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006.

Senate District 16, David C. Long, R-Fort Wayne. President Pro Tempore. He got $1750 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. His wife is news anchor at Channel 21 in Fort Wayne. Long voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." He was re-elected in 2008.

Senate District 17, Gary M. Dillon, MD, R-Columbia City. M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine; Physician, Clinical Professor of Dermatology, IU Medical Center. Chair of Health & Provider Services, Member of Public Health Subcommittee; Vice-Chair National Standing Committee on Health of the National Conference of State Legislators. Past President of Whitley county Health Department. He got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Dillon voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Author of SB 399 (2009) smoking ban in public places. Coauthor of SB 282 (2009) Smoking ban in public places.

Senate District 18, Thomas K. Weatherwax, R-Logansport. Weatherwax voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." He got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Randall Head (R) defeated Linda L. Klinck (D) in 2008.

Senate District 19, David C. Ford, R-Hartford City. Ford voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan."

Senate District 20, Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Kenley voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." He was re-elected in 2008.

Senate District 21 Jeff Drozda, R-Indianapolis. Chair, Students for Bush, University of Notre Dame, 1989; Legislative Assistant, President George H. W. Bush Administration, 1989-1991. Drozda voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan."

Senate District 22, Ronnie J. Alting, R-Lafayette. Indiana University School of Medicine - Lafayette (on the campus of Purdue University ) Community Advisory Board. Alting voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan."

Senate District 23, Phil Boots, R-Crawfordsville. Boots voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan."

Senate District 24, Connie Lawson, R-Danville. Majority Floor Leader, Member of Health & Provider Services Committee. She got $1000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Lawson voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Lawson was one of ten despicable hypocrites in the state senate who gibbered hysterically about R.J. Reynolds' "Camel No. 9" ad campaign. They frantically denounced the ads, while spewing outright lies and defamations ("Indiana spends $778.6 million annually for women with smoking related illness. In addition, Hoosiers pay $13 million in federal taxes each year to cover Indiana’s share of U.S. Social Security Supplementary Income support payments to dependent children who have lost a mother to smoking,") and grotesque distortions such as "They need to find replacement smokers, because their most loyal customers are dying every day" [as if their putrid political parties don't need to recruit new nazis to replace those that die]. (Women of Indiana Senate unite against deceptive cigarette ad campaign. Press Release, Aug. 29, 2007.) Lawson sponsored a bill "to help educate parents about a new breakthrough vaccine that could prevent cervical cancer," but this stupid puppet evidently doesn't have a clue that her anti-smoker heros purposely use defective studies to falsely blame smoking and secondhand smoke for lung cancer caused by this virus. Lawson was re-elected in 2008.

Senate District 25, Timothy S. Lanane, D-Anderson. Lanane voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Author of SB 38 (2009) coverage of smoking cessation products.

Senate District 26, Sue Errington, D-Muncie. Member of Health & Provider Services Committee. Errington was a sponsor of SB 503 (2007), the Healthier Indiana statewide smoking ban legislation. Errington voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Errington was one of ten despicable hypocrites in the state senate who gibbered hysterically about R.J. Reynolds' "Camel No. 9" ad campaign. They frantically denounced the ads, while spewing outright lies and defamations ("Indiana spends $778.6 million annually for women with smoking related illness. In addition, Hoosiers pay $13 million in federal taxes each year to cover Indiana’s share of U.S. Social Security Supplementary Income support payments to dependent children who have lost a mother to smoking,") and grotesque distortions such as "They need to find replacement smokers, because their most loyal customers are dying every day" [as if their own putrid political parties don't need to recruit new nazis to replace those that die]. (Women of Indiana Senate unite against deceptive cigarette ad campaign. Press Release, Aug. 29, 2007.) Author of SB 282 (2009) Smoking ban in public places.

Senate District 27, Allen E. Paul, R-Richmond. Paul voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." He got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006.

Senate District 28, Beverly Gard, R-Greenfield. Member of Health & Provider Services; Health Finance Commission; Office of Women’s Health Advisory Board. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; B.S. in Chemistry, Former Biochemist in the health care industry. Graduate work in Biochemistry. Received U.S. EPA Children’s Environmental Health Recognition Award, 2005; Indiana Medical Association Legislator of the Year, 2003; Indiana Public Health Association Legislator of the Year, 2001. She got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Gard voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Gard was one of ten despicable hypocrites in the state senate who gibbered hysterically about R.J. Reynolds' "Camel No. 9" ad campaign. They frantically denounced the ads, while spewing outright lies and defamations ("Indiana spends $778.6 million annually for women with smoking related illness. In addition, Hoosiers pay $13 million in federal taxes each year to cover Indiana’s share of U.S. Social Security Supplementary Income support payments to dependent children who have lost a mother to smoking,") and grotesque distortions such as "They need to find replacement smokers, because their most loyal customers are dying every day" [as if their putrid political parties don't need to recruit new nazis to replace those that die]. "Our Senate colleague, Sen. Beverly Gard, is a survivor of breast cancer. She can tell you about the physical and emotional tolls cancer brings – information you won’t find in the fancy new magazine ads." Ooooh, what devastating intellectual firepower these mentally retarded, lie-spewing persecutors present! Beverly Gard is an expert because she had breast cancer! (Women of Indiana Senate unite against deceptive cigarette ad campaign. Press Release, Aug. 29, 2007.) Gard defeated Mike Brinegar (D) in 2008.

Senate District 29, Mike Delph, R-Carmel. Delph voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan."

Senate District 30, Teresa S. Lubbers, R-Indianapolis. Indiana University, BA, 1973; Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, MPA, 1981. Lubbers voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Lubbers was one of ten despicable hypocrites in the state senate who gibbered hysterically about R.J. Reynolds' "Camel No. 9" ad campaign. They frantically denounced the ads, while spewing outright lies and defamations ("Indiana spends $778.6 million annually for women with smoking related illness. In addition, Hoosiers pay $13 million in federal taxes each year to cover Indiana’s share of U.S. Social Security Supplementary Income support payments to dependent children who have lost a mother to smoking,") and grotesque distortions such as "They need to find replacement smokers, because their most loyal customers are dying every day" [as if their putrid political parties don't need to recruit new nazis to replace those that die]. You can tell from crap like this that Harvard University Kennedy School of Government must be a corrupt nest of conspirators, who systematically nurture, encourage, and reward the lowest form of garbage they can find, in order to tyrannize over the people! (Women of Indiana Senate unite against deceptive cigarette ad campaign. Press Release, Aug. 29, 2007.) Lubbers defeated Todd DeGroff (D) and Steve Keltner (L) in 2008.

Senate District 31, James W. Merritt Jr., R-Indianapolis. Merritt voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Merritt is a coauthor of Senate Bill 221 (2008), requires tobacco vending machines and establishments that sell tobacco to post a notice that states that smoking by pregnant women may result in fetal injury, premature birth, and low birth weight.

Senate District 32, Patricia L. Miller, R-Indianapolis. R.N., Methodist Hospital School for Nursing. Chairman, Health & Provider Services Committee; Member, Midwest Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments (CSG) Health and Human Services Committee. Miller was a sponsor of SB 503 (2007), the Healthier Indiana statewide smoking ban legislation. Miller voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." She was one of ten despicable hypocrites in the state senate who gibbered hysterically about R.J. Reynolds' "Camel No. 9" ad campaign. They frantically denounced the ads, while spewing outright lies and defamations ("Indiana spends $778.6 million annually for women with smoking related illness. In addition, Hoosiers pay $13 million in federal taxes each year to cover Indiana’s share of U.S. Social Security Supplementary Income support payments to dependent children who have lost a mother to smoking,") and grotesque distortions such as "They need to find replacement smokers, because their most loyal customers are dying every day" [as if their putrid political parties don't need to recruit new nazis to replace those that die]. (Women of Indiana Senate unite against deceptive cigarette ad campaign. Press Release, Aug. 29, 2007.) She got $1500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. In 1989, she introduced a bill to require designated non-smoking areas. (Two bills aimed at smokers. Indianapolis Star, Jan. 11, 1989.) In 2008, Miller defeated Ken Kern (D), who has been President of the Indiana Democratic Club for thirteen consecutive terms.

Two bills aimed at smokers, 1989 / UCSF (pdf, 3 pp)

Senate District 33, Glenn Howard, D-Indianapolis. Howard voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Gregory Gurod Taylor (D) was elected in 2008.

Senate District 34, Jean Breaux, D-Indianapolis. She got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Breaux voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Breaux was one of ten despicable hypocrites in the state senate who gibbered hysterically about R.J. Reynolds' "Camel No. 9" ad campaign. They frantically denounced the ads, while spewing outright lies and defamations ("Indiana spends $778.6 million annually for women with smoking related illness. In addition, Hoosiers pay $13 million in federal taxes each year to cover Indiana’s share of U.S. Social Security Supplementary Income support payments to dependent children who have lost a mother to smoking,") and grotesque distortions such as "They need to find replacement smokers, because their most loyal customers are dying every day" [as if their putrid political parties don't need to recruit new nazis to replace those that die]. (Women of Indiana Senate unite against deceptive cigarette ad campaign. Press Release, Aug. 29, 2007.) Breaux defeated James Leland Rainey (R) in 2008.

Senate District 35, Mike Young, R-Indianapolis. Young voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Young defeated Michael Cesnik (D) in 2008.

Senate District 36, Brent Waltz Jr., R-Greenwood. Waltz voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Waltz defeated Terry Rice (D) and Barry Campbell (L) in 2008.

Senate District 37, Richard D. Bray, R-Martinsville. He got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Bray voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." He spewed the Hitler Big Lies that "$7.10 in healthcare costs were related to every pack of cigarettes sold; statewide medical costs related to smoking totaled $1 billion annually – burning $400 million in Medicaid funds desperately needed for other treatment;" and gloating that "23,000 adults will stop smoking and about 40,000 young people will never start, because of higher cigarette taxes, smoking cessation programs and advertising this law will create;... 7,000 infants avoid harmful secondary smoke, because parents will quit smoking or never start." (Senate Passes Plan for a Healthier Indiana. Sen. Richard D. Bray, Summer 2007 Legislative Update.) Except that those fraudulent "smoking costs" are nothing but scaled-down version of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's utterly corrupt SAMMEC computer program, which manufactures them by pretending that costs paid by smokers were paid by non-smokers, that diseases caused by infection were caused by tobacco, and that non-smokers' costs do not exist at all! Furthermore, the rates of premature birth have risen steadily for the past tenty-five years - yet these deluded, psychopathic vermin keep blaming smoking! Bray defeated Joseph F. Osborn (D) in 2008.

Senate District 38, Timothy D. Skinner, D-Terre Haute. Skinner voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006.

Senate District 39, John M. Waterman, R-Shelburn. Waterman voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan."

Senate District 40, Vi Simpson, D-Ellettsville. Assistant Democrat Leader. Member of Health & Provider Services Committee. Simpson was a sponsor of SB 503 (2007), the Healthier Indiana statewide smoking ban legislation. Simpson voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." She got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Simpson is main author of Senate Bill 221 (2008), requires tobacco vending machines and establishments that sell tobacco to post a notice that states that smoking by pregnant women may result in fetal injury, premature birth, and low birth weight. Simpson defeated Leslie O. Compton (R) in 2008. Author of SB 500 (2009) smoking ban in foster homes and vehicles.

Senate District 41, Greg Walker, R-Columbus. Walker opposed a bill requiring schools to provide medical information to all parents of girls entering the sixth grade regarding the HPV virus and Gardisil vaccine. (HPV Vaccine: More Politics than Fact? Press Release, Feb. 22, 2007.) He claimed that it was all just "politics," of which he unfortunately hasn't figured out a tenth of the machiavellian scheming behind it. He has been content to hear only official propaganda that HPV causes cervical cancer (about which they lied that HPV is responsible for only 70% of cases, when it's really 99.7%!) In fact, HPV is also responsible for lung cancer, laryngeal, esophageal, oral and other head and neck cancer, bladder cancer, and skin cancer - all diseases which the health fascists blame on smoking, by purposely using defective studies that ignore HPV in order to falsely blame tobacco! Furthermore, it's not just a sexually transmitted disease, any more than benign HPV-caused warts are. And they purposely keep the public ignorant about these other cancers that HPV causes, so that they can take false credit for their anti-smoking persecution for preventing cancer! These are the real politics behind it! Walker voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan."

HPV Vaccine: More Politics than Fact? / Indiana State Legislature

Senate District 42, Robert N. Jackman, D.V.M., R-Milroy. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Jackman voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Jean Leising (R) defeated Warren Goodrich (D) in 2008.

Senate District 43, Johnny Nugent, R-Lawrenceburg. Former Member, Dearborn County Hospital Board of Trustees. Nugent voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." He got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006.

Senate District 44, Brent Steele, R-Bedford. He got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Steele voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." Steele defeated Matthew S. Colglazier (D) in 2008.

Senate District 45, Jim Lewis, D-Charlestown. Lewis voted against HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan."

Senate District 46, Connie Sipes, D-New Albany. Member of Health & Provider Services Committee. Sipes was a sponsor of SB 503 (2007), the Healthier Indiana statewide smoking ban legislation. Sipes voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." She got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006.

Senate District 47, Richard Young, Jr., D-Milltown. Young voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." He got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Young is a coauthor of Senate Bill 221 (2008), requires tobacco vending machines and establishments that sell tobacco to post a notice that states that smoking by pregnant women may result in fetal injury, premature birth, and low birth weight.

Senate District 48, Lindel O. Hume, D-Princeton, Democrat Whip. Director of Corporate Affairs at Siemens since 1991, consultant since 1999. Hume voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006.

Senate District 49, Bob Deig, D-Mount Vernon. Deig voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan."

Senate District 50, Vaneta Becker, R-Evansville. American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate Award; Co. Chair The Advisory Board of the Office of Women's Health, Indiana State Department of Health. Becker was a sponsor of SB 503 (2007), the Healthier Indiana statewide smoking ban legislation. Becker was one of ten despicable hypocrites in the state senate who gibbered hysterically about R.J. Reynolds' "Camel No. 9" ad campaign. They frantically denounced the ads, while spewing outright lies and defamations ("Indiana spends $778.6 million annually for women with smoking related illness. In addition, Hoosiers pay $13 million in federal taxes each year to cover Indiana’s share of U.S. Social Security Supplementary Income support payments to dependent children who have lost a mother to smoking,") and grotesque distortions such as "They need to find replacement smokers, because their most loyal customers are dying every day" [as if their putrid political parties don't need to recruit new nazis to replace those that die]. (Women of Indiana Senate unite against deceptive cigarette ad campaign. Press Release, Aug. 29, 2007.) Becker lied that "Each year, 9,800 adults die from smoking and 10,200 kids under the age of 18 start smoking. We must stop this cycle and educate our young people on the dangers of smoking. This bill initiates an aggressive smoking cessation and reduction campaign aimed at reducing the number of kids who smoke by providing additional funding to the Indiana Tobacco and Prevention Cessation Trust Fund." (Senate Passes Plan for a Healthier Indiana. Press Release, Apr. 13, 2007.) In fact, it's the anti-smoking scum who have systematically committed scientific fraud to falsely blame smoking for diseases caused by infection - including cervical cancer, about which these health fascists lie that "HPV accounts for 70 percent of the cervical cancer cases in the United States," when it is really 99.7%! (Senate Passes Bill Educating on Cervical Cancer Vaccine. Press Release, Feb. 12, 2006.) Furthermore, HPV is also responsible for lung cancer, laryngeal, esophageal, oral and other head and neck cancer, bladder cancer, and skin cancer - all diseases which the health fascists blame on smoking, by deliberately using defective studies that ignore HPV in order to falsely blame tobacco! And they purposely keep the public ignorant about these other cancers that HPV causes, so that they can take false credit for their anti-smoking persecution for preventing cancer! Becker voted for HB 1678, the "Healthy Indiana Plan." She got $750 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Becker is a coauthor of Senate Bill 221 (2008), requires tobacco vending machines and establishments that sell tobacco to post a notice that states that smoking by pregnant women may result in fetal injury, premature birth, and low birth weight. Becker was re-elected in 2008.

U.S. Senate

Sen. Evan Bayh, Democrat, is a co-sponsor of S-625, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco. Bayh received $5,000 from Eli Lilly & Co. and $4,000 from Johnson & Johnson in 2006. His wife, Susan B. Bayh, is a director of WellPoint, the largest U.S. health insurer. Her mother, Carol Brashears, and Evan's mother Marvella Bayh met each other at the 1968 Democratic Convention. Susan Bayh was a staff attorney with Eli Lilly & Co. in 1989. (Soaring into the Nineties. Indiana Tobacco-Candy Distributors & Vendors, Inc., p. 29.) Susan B. Bayh has also been a director of Dyax Corp. since 2003, whose fellow directors include James Woodard Fordyce, chairman of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. (Dyax Corp. 2007 DEF 14A).

Soaring into the Nineties / UCSF (pdf, 94 pp)
Dyax Corp. 2007 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Philip Morris gave $2000 to his campaign for Governor in 1988. (Patricia M. Wilson of PM to Secretary of State Evan Bayh, Sep. 16, 1988.) In 1989, they gave $2500. (Scott Fisher of PM to Gov. Evan Bayh, Dec. 4, 1989.)

PM campaign contribution, 1988 / UCSF (pdf, 2 pp)
PM campaign contribution, 1989 / UCSF (pdf, 2 pp)

Bayh got $2000 from the Tobacco Institute as well in 1989. (Indiana Contributions of the Tobacco Institute, 1989.)

Indiana Contributions of the Tobacco Institute, 1989 / UCSF (pdf, 5 pp)

Gov. Bayh opposed a bill that would ban local smoking bans; however, "a sales prohibition to minors enforcement bill, H 1391 - a bill Gov. Bayh is interested in seeing approved because it would enable Indiana to meet a Federal requirement to actively enforce a tobacco sales ban to persons under 18 - may become the vehicle for the local smoking restriction preemption." (IN: Gov Opposes Local Preemption Bill. Knight-Ridder 3/4. In: Tobacco Weekly, Mar. 10, 1994.)

Gov Opposes Local Preemption Bill, 1994 / UCSF (pdf, 6 pp)

"In mid-1993, IND ASSIST had an opportunity to convince the Legislature to increase the excise tax on cigarettes: The Governor proposed an 18 cent increase and utilized ASSIST Coalition members to rally the increase and serve as spokepersons at news conferences. [D]espite our efforts the initiative failed. The chances of this being introduced during the next session are very good, and ASSIST will be right there to support and further the effort. Another bonus from this initiative is the recognition ASSIST received from the Governor's office. . ASSIST was represented in the Governor's news conference at the Governor's residence. An aide to the Governor has attended the [ASSIST] media advocacy committee meetings and has established strong relationships with the State Coalition Chair, Media Advocacy Committee, and Project Managers." (Indiana ASSIST Summary, est. 1995, p. 5.)

Indiana ASSIST Summary, est. 1995 / UCSF (pdf, 140 pp)

"S.106, youth tobacco bill, which includes marketing uniformity, was vetoed by former Governor Evan Bayh on 3/19/96. The bill was enacted into law by an override vote of 26-24 in the Senate on 2/11 and 55-43 in the House on 2/13." (Philip Morris, Government Affairs Weekly Report, Feb. 14, 1997.)

Government Affairs Weekly Report, Feb. 14, 1997 / UCSF (pdf, 8 pp)

Sen. Richard Lugar, Republican, is a co-sponsor of S-625, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco. Lugar received $2,000 from Johnson & Johnson and $2000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. In 1987, Lugar was a co-sponsor of the Hatch Bill, S. 51, to prohibit smoking in public conveyances. (Tobacco Institute Federal Relations Report, May 29, 1987.)

TI Federal Relations Report, May 29, 1987 / UCSF (pdf, 3 pp)

U.S. House of Representatives

District 1, Peter Visclosky (D) voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and its successor, HR-1256 (2009). He received $5,000 from Eli Lilly & Co. in 2006. "In late 1994, an IND ASSIST member 'met with Congressman Peter Visclosky to discuss the $2 per pack tax increase which would help fund health care ref'orm...' Rep. Visclosky had 'testified before the House Ways & Means [C]ommittee in support of the tax.'" (Indiana ASSIST Summary, post-Apr. 26, 1995.) Visclosky defeated Mark J. Leyva (R) and Jeff Duensing (L) in 2008.

Indiana ASSIST Summary, est. 1995 / UCSF (pdf, 140 pp)

District 2, Joe Donnelly (D), voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Donnelly defeated Luke Wayne Puckett (R) and Mark Vogel (L) in 2008.

District 3, Mark E. Souder (R), voted against HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and its successor, HR-1256 (2009). He received $3,000 from Eli Lilly & Co. in 2006. Souder defeated Miachael A. Montagano (D) and William R. Larsen (L) in 2008.

District 4, Steve Buyer (R), voted against HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Buyer received $10,000 from Eli Lilly & Co., $5,000 from Johnson & Johnson, and $4000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Buyer defeated Nels Ackerson (D) in 2008.

District 5, Dan Burton (R), voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, but against its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Burton defeated Mary Etta Ruley (D) in 2008.

District 6, Mike Pence (R), voted against HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Pence received $5,000 from Eli Lilly & Co., $1,000 from Johnson & Johnson, and $7000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Pence defeated Barry A. Welsh (D) and George T. Holland (L) in 2008.

District 7, André Carson (D), voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Carson replaced Judy Carson, who was a co-sponsor of HR-1108, and received $1,000 from Eli Lilly & Co. in 2006. Judy Carson announced that she has terminal lung cancer and won't seek re-election. (Indiana: Ill Congresswoman Won’t Run. AP. Nov. 27, 2007.) She said nothing about HPV as a cause of lung cancer, either hers or anyone else's. André D. Carson defeated Gabrielle Campo (R) and Delbert Suits (L) in 2008.

District 8, Brad Ellsworth (D), was a co-sponsor of and voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and its successor, HR-1256 (2009). He got $1000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Ellsworth defeated Gregory J. Goode (R) in 2008.

District 9, Baron Hill (D), voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Hill represents a tobacco farming district. He got $2500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Hill defeated Michael E. Sodrel (R) and D. Eric Schansberg (L) in 2008.

Eli Lilly and Company

Directors

• Sidney Taurel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: also a member of the board of Nazi-supporting IBM Corporation. • Sir Winfried Bischoff, Chairman, Citi Europe: Bischoff is a former chairman of Nazi-supporting J. Henry Schroder & Co., and Citibank has a long history of supporting health fascism - and of holding a seat on the board of Philip Morris. • J. Michael Cook, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte and Touche LLP: "He also has served on the boards of AT&T Corp., Fidelity Group of Mutual Funds, HCA – The Healthcare Co.,..." and "chairs the audit committees for Comcast and International Flavors & Fragrances." • Martin S. Feldstein, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, National Bureau of Economic Research, and George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University; he received a bachelor's degree from Harvard College, the very pustule of health fascism, in 1961. • George M.C. Fisher, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Motorola, Inc. and Eastman Kodak Company; "Prior to Motorola, he worked ten years in research and development at Bell Telephone Laboratories" and is also a past member of the boards of AT&T and American Express Company and Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing. • J. Erik Fyrwald, Group Vice President, DuPont Agriculture & Nutrition: "Fyrwald earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware in 1981 and attended the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 1998." • Alfred G. Gilman, M.D., Ph.D., Executive V. P. for Academic Affairs and Provost , University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dean of Southwestern Medical School, and Regental Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is the very pinnacle Big Pharma: his ancestors originated Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, and subsequently merged to form Alfred Goodman Gilman. He has received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1994); American Heart Association Basic Science Research Prize (1990); American Cancer Society Medal of Honor (1995); Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award (1989); election to the National Academy of Sciences (1985); and The Gairdner Foundation International Award (1984). • Karen N. Horn, Ph.D., Retired President, Private Client Services and Managing Director, Marsh, Inc. "Her previous experience includes senior managing director and head of international private banking [money laundering], Bankers Trust Company" [where the Cullmans of Philip Morris were longtime directors.] • John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., President and Chief Operating Officer, Eli Lilly and Company: "In 2004, he was appointed to the Visiting Committee of Harvard Business School and to the Health Policy and Management Council of the Harvard School of Public Health," and is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council at the Indiana University School of Medicine. • Ellen R. Marram, President, The Barnegat Group LLC. From 1970 to l986, she held a series of marketing positions at Nabisco/Standard Brands [owned by R.J. Reynolds], Johnson & Johnson and Lever Brothers. From 1987 to 1988, Ms. Marram was President of Nabisco's Grocery Division. From 1988 to 1993, Ms. Marram was President and CEO of the Nabisco Biscuit Company, and was responsible for its low-fat snack products. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company and The New York Times Company, and on the board of The New York & Presbyterian Hospital. • Franklyn G. Prendergast, M.D., Ph.D. Edmond and Marion Guggenheim Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Professor of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Mayo Medical School, Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, and Director Emeritus, Mayo Clinic Cancer. • Kathi P. Seifert, retired executive vice president for Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

Directors / Eli Lilly & Co.
Eli Lilly & Co. 2007 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

In 1994, directors included Kenneth Lay of Enron, and James W. Cozad, former treasurer of Philip Morris. Schroder Bank, long associated with the Bush family, held a seat as well: Alva O. Way, director since 1980.

Eli Lilly & Co. 1994 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission
Eli Lilly & Co. 2000 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission (pdf, 43 pp)

"Looking back further to 1992, Alexander Cockburn, in both the Nation and the New Statesman, was one of the first to connect the dots between the Bush family and Eli Lilly. After George Herbert Walker Bush left his CIA director post in 1977 and before becoming vice president under Ronald Reagan in 1980, he was on Eli Lilly’s board of directors. As vice president, Bush failed to disclose his Lilly stock and lobbied hard on behalf of Big Pharma—especially Eli Lilly. For example, Bush sought special tax breaks from the IRS for Lilly and other pharmaceutical corporations that were manufacturing in Puerto Rico. Cockburn also reported on Mitch Daniels, then a vice president at Eli Lilly, who in 1991 co-chaired a fundraiser that collected $600,000 for the Bush-Quayle campaign. This is the same Mitch Daniels who in 2001 became George W. Bush’s Director of Management and Budget. In June 2003, soon after Daniels departed from that job, he ran for governor of Indiana (home to Eli Lilly headquarters). In a piece in the Washington Post called “Delusional on the Deficit,” Senator Ernest Hollings wrote, “When Daniels left two weeks ago to run for governor of Indiana, he told the Post that the government is ‘fiscally in fine shape.’ Good grief! During his 29-month tenure, he turned a so-called $5.6 trillion, 10-year budget surplus into a $4 trillion deficit—a mere $10 trillion downswing in just two years. If this is good fiscal policy, thank heavens Daniels is gone.” (Eli Lilly, Zyprexa, & the Bush Family. By Bruce Levine. Zmag 2004 May;17(5).)

Eli Lilly, Zyprexa, & the Bush Family / Zmag.org

In 2006, Eli Lilly gave $314,350 to Republican and $117,500 to Democratic House candidates, and $99,000 to Republican and $41,500 to Democratic Senate candidates. (Eli Lilly & Co. PAC Contributions to Federal Candidates, 2006 Cycle. The Center for Responsive Politics.)

Eli Lilly & Co, 2006 / The Center for Responsive Politics

Eli Lilly's tmost lucrative drug is Zyprexa, used for the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychological disorders. Others are Gemzar, a lung, breast and pancreatic cancer chemotherapy drug; Cymbalta, anti-depressive; Humalog, an insulin analog; and Evista, prescribed for the prevention of osteoporosis. (Eli Lilly and Company. Wikinvest, accessed 11-04-07.)

Eli Lilly and Company / Wikinvest

Wellpoint Inc., the largest United States health insurer, is based in Indianapolis. Anti-Smoker former Indiana Health Commissioner Woodrow A. Myers later became an executive of WellPoint. Former WellPoint executive Elizabeth Fowler was "chief operating officer" of the phony "Healthcare Reform" bill.

Woodrow Augustus Myers

Woodrow Augustus Myers was Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of WellPoint Health Networks from Oct. 2000 to 2005. "Dr. Myers founded Myers Ventures LLC to facilitate his interests in international health, where he currently provides healthcare consulting and investments. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Myers served as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of WellPoint Health Networks, managing WellPoint’s Healthcare Quality Assurance Division, which had responsibility for medical policy, clinical affairs and member advocacy. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Myers served as Director of Health Care Management at Ford Motor Company. Prior to that, Mr. Myers served as Corporate Medical Director for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Commissioner of Health for New York City and the state of Indiana and various positions at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center and Stanford University Medical Center. Currently Mr. Myers serves on the board of directors of Stanford University Hospital, he is a Visiting Professor of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine, a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Science and a Master of the American College of Physicians. He has received numerous medical and community service awards and has published extensively on medical issues important to public health. Mr. Myers received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Harvard Medical School, a Masters in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science from Stanford University and is a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar." (2006 Director bio, Form 8-K ThermoGenesis Corp.)

Thermogenesis 2006 Form 8-K / Securities and Exchange Commission

Myers was also an asssistant professor of medicine at the University of California - San Francisco, the home of Stanton Glantz. In 1884, he was the physician health advisor to the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources with Sen. Ted Kennedy. He was on President Reagan's AIDS commission in the mid-1980s. Indiana Governor Bob Orr appointed him Health Commissioner in 1985, and he stayed a year under Gov. Evan Bayh. In 1990, he became Health Commissioner of New York City under Mayor David Dinkins. In 1991, he returned to Indiana as corporate medical director for The Associated Group (insurance sales), and clinical associated professor of medicine at Indiana University Medical Center. In 1995, he testfied for the plaintiffs in Rogers v. R.J. Reynolds. He had been on the board of trustees of Stanford University for five years, and was on the boards of Accordia of Central Indiana and Allied Corporation. He is an ex-smoker, and claimed that he had "never seen a patient with primary lung cancer who did not have a significant smoking history," and that his opinion was consistent with the consensus of the medical and scientific community. Later he changed his testimony. (Myers testimony, Rogers v. R.J. Reynolds, Feb. 8, 1995.)

Myers testimony, Feb. 8, 1995 / UCSF (pdf, 120 pp)

As Health Commissioner of Indiana, Myers called for a ban on vending machines. (State health officials call for 2 new laws to restrict smoking. By Marc C. Allan. Indianapolis Star, Jan. 2, 1990.) He did the same as Health Commissioner of New York City. Perpetual anti-smoker Council member Peter F. Vallone sponsored such a bill. (Council to consider ban on cigarette machine. By Leonard Buder. New York Times, May 4, 1990, p. 7.)

State health officials call for 2 new laws, 1990 / UCSF (pdf, 8 pp)
Council to consider ban on cigarette machine, 1990 / UCSF (pdf, 9 pp)

"Mayor David N. Dinkins, a former two-pack-a-day smoker who kicked the habit 28 years ago, today announced a pro-health, public-private partnership program to encourage young New Yorkers not to smoke. The Mayor's eight-part campaign includes the banning of cigarette vending machines in areas frequented by children and phasing out cigarette advertising on city owned billboards, on taxis, at baseball stadiums, and in the subways. The program also calls for the promotion of smoke-free schools and the production of pro-health counter-advertisements. The Mayor's agenda also allows greater use of the city's pension fund investments to promote a pro health campaign directly with tobacco companies... New York City's pension funds hold almost a third of a billion dollars' worth of stock in three large tobacco companies. The Mayor's Office will be working with the other trustees of the the New York City Employees Retirement System (NYCERS) to begin a program of shareholder resolutions designed to alter practices of these tobacco companies. This approach will enable the City to combine pension fund policy with public health policy. Finance Commissioner Carol O'Cleireacain, who chairs the NYCERS and its proxy committee, will work with the other trustees in this effort." (Mayor David N. Dinkins Announces New Anti-Smoking Campaign Initiatives. Press Release, Oct. 11, 1990.)

Mayor David N. Dinkins Announces New Anti-Smoking Campaign Initiatives, 1990 / UCSF (pdf, 4 pp)

The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company sponsored a conference on "Cancer Prevention for Black Americans: Risks and Reality." Charles B. Arnold, medical director of MetLife and editor-in-chief of the company's Statistical Bulletin, was chairman. Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis W. Sullivan bashed smoking. New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Woodrow A. Myers and Margaret A. Hamburg, deputy commissioner for Policy Research, New York City Department of Health, attended, along with Arnold's old friends from the American Health Foundation, Gary M. Williams and Ernst Wynder. (Black Americans' soaring cancer rates can be lowered by by preventive medicine. PRNewswire, Oct. 11, 1990.)

Black Americans' soaring cancer rates, 1990 / UCSF (pdf, 2 pp)

The American Health Foundation developed the anti-smoking program for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Indiana. (Review and evaluation of smoking cessation methods - the United States and Canada, 1978-1985. By Jerome L. Schwartz of the National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. US DHHS, April 1987, p. 109.)

Schwartz 1987 / UCSF (pdf, 208 pp)

He was a member of the board of directors of Partnership for Prevention in 1998. (The components of prevention. Testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Mar. 12, 1998. By William L. Roper, MD.)

Partnership for Prevention, 1998 / UCSF (pdf, 10 pp)

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