The Jonathan M. Samet Page

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FDA Panel is Chaired by the SAME CHARLATAN!

The new Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration is chaired by the same fraudster, Jonathan M. Samet, Harvard 1966, who has ring-led every previous major anti-smoker initiative since the 1980s, and systematically lied and committed fraud in each and every one of them.

The anti-smokers lie that their various reports on secondhand smoke are "independent." But they were all produced by Jonathan M. Samet and a little clique of his close cronies! And every one of them is based on the scientific fraud of deliberately ignoring, or failing to adequately account for, the role of infection in diseases blamed on smoking.

Jon Samet has been an anti-smoking activist since the Fifth World Conference on Smoking and Health in 1983. He was one of three "consulting scientific editors" and "prepared draft chapters or portions" of the 1986 Surgeon General Report, "The Health Consequences of Involuntary Smoking," and was also involved in the 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2004 SG Reports, and was Senior Scientific Editor of the 2006 Surgeon General Report, "The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke." He was also a member of the Science Advisory Board of the so-called "EPA" Report on ETS, the key chapters of which were actually secretly written by an anti-smoking activist crony of Samet's, using illegal pass-through contracts to conceal his role. Samet was Chairman of the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) committee which produced the fraudulent Monograph on Smoking and Involuntary Smoking in 2003. In 2005, Samet and three anti-smoking activist cronies formed a majority of the voting board of the ASHRAE Position Document on ETS. In addition, he committed perjury in 1998 in the State of Minnesota lawsuit against the cigarette companies, and testified in the US Department of Justice lawsuit against them as well. He was a contributing author and editor of the 2010 Surgeon General's Report, How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease, and three of his administrative underlings (Roberta B. Gray, Nancy Leonard, and Deborah Williams) were also involved in the report. He is the head of the FDA Tobacco Panel, whose defamatory labels were declared unconstitutional, and was an editor yet again of the 2012 Surgeon General Report, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults.

Jonathan Michael Samet was born in 1946 in Virginia. Education: AB, Harvard Coll., 1966; MD, U. Rochester, 1970; MS, Harvard Sch. Pub Health, 1977 [epidemiology]. He was an intern in medicine at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, from 1970-71, and was with the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1973. He was a research fellow in clinical epidemiology at Channing laboratory at Harvard Medical School, Boston, from 1975-78, and a research associate in medicine at Harvard Medical School from 1978 to 1983. He was Secretary-Treasurer 1982-83, Vice President 1983-84, and President 1984-85 of the New Mexico Thoracic Society. He was a member of the Science Advisory Board of the EPA committee on indoor air quality and total human exposure [the "EPA" ETS report] from 1987 to 1995. He has been professor and chairman of the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University since 1994. (Marquis Who's Who TM. Marquis Who's Who, 2007.) From 1978 to 1994, he was Assistant Professor to Professor, Department of Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine at Albuquerque. At JHU, he is Director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control and Co-Director of the Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute. He is a past president of the American College of Epidemiology. Martha S. Linet of the NCI is on the Board of Directors, and ETS study author Elizabeth T.H. Fontham is Treasurer.

Jon Samet Faculty bio / Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Samet CV / Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
Board of Directors / American College of Epidemiology
Samet bio / American College of Epidemiology

Samet has been a ringleader of anti-smoking activism since the 1980s, including Surgeon General Reports (including the latest, in 2004, as Senior Scientific Editor), the National Academy of Science report, the "EPA" ETS report (which was secretly written by Samet's personal cronies), the WHO report (as Chairman), and the "ASHRAE" report, as well as testifying in the Minnesota tobacco lawsuit, the federal lawsuit, and other anti-smoking travesties of the law. In other words, contrary to the anti-smokers' false representations, these were not "independent" evaluations at all!

Jonathan Samet's Global Empire of Anti-Smoking Lies, Persecution and Corruption

Samet is conducting a study of "Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children," whose goal is "To generate a global profile of SHS exposure among women and children and estimate the associated health risks." In other words, Samet intends to use exposure measurements to concoct phony estimates of pretended ETS deaths. He deceives the public by pretending that these are "scientific" estimates merely because they use hair and airborne nicotine samples, rather than lifestyle questionnaires only, to determine exposure. But those supposed "health risks" are still nothing but lies, because those pretended "risks" are all based upon the scientific fraud of deliberately using defective studies that ignore the role of infection. The human papillomavirus, a known carcinogenic virus, is known to be involved in over ten times more lung cancers than the anti-smoking charlatans pretend are caused by secondhand smoke - and they are automatically guilty of scientific fraud for ignoring this fact! And the charlatans will be using the data to generate fraudulent "health risks" for other illnesses as well.

Argentina - Buenos Aires: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Armenia - Yerevan: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children; Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Bar and Nightclub Employees.

Cambodia - Mapping Tobacco Industry Activities in Southeast Asia; Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children; Tracking Tobacco Control Measures in Southeast Asia.

China - Beijing: Active Smoking: Multi-country Cotinine Study; Centers of Excellence for Education and Training in Tobacco Control; China National Plan for Tobacco Control; Epidemiology and Intervention Research; Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Dominican Republic - Hato Del Yaque: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Egypt - Alexandria: Egypt Communication for Healthy Living (CHL) ["healthy lifestyles]; Cairo: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Bar and Nightclub Employees. Qalyub: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Georgia - Tbilisi: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children; Epidemiology, molecular characteristics and clinical course of HCV infections in the Republic of Georgia [Samet has personally committed scientific fraud in hepatitis studies by using studies which look at only one virus at a time].

Guatemala - Guatemala: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Hong Kong - Kowloon: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

India - Ahmedabad: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children; Vellore: Smoking and Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Case Control Study.

Indonesia - Depok: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Laos - Vientiane: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Latvia - Riga: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur: Mapping Tobacco Industry Activities in Southeast Asia; Tracking Tobacco Control Measures in Southeast Asia; Penang: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Mexico - Cuernavaca: Active Smoking: Multi-country Cotinine Study; Centers of Excellence for Education and Training in Tobacco Control; Epidemiology and Intervention Research; Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children; Tobacco Control Course in Mexico.

Nepal - Kathmandu: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children; Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Bar and Nightclub Employees.

Panama - Panama City: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Peru - Lima: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children. The undisclosed fruits of Samet's subversion: "Peru Launches Anti-tobacco Program. Written by ioman01 on Aug-10-07, From www.temasactuales.com. Synopsis in English: "With much fanfare but few concrete details, Peru's Health Ministry (MINSA) recently launched a five-year 'National Plan to Combat Tobacco Addiction.' According to Health Minister Dr. Carlos Vallejos Sologuren, currently in Peru [blah blah blah] Under the banner "Stop Smoking…For the Good of All," a new combined campaign of education, public service messages, and smoking cessation services (including new cessation centers offering psychological counseling and medicines) starts this month (August) in the Lima South health district, home to a target population of 380,000 smokers. Over the course of the next five years MINSA will expand it to the rest of the country, aiming at getting at least 10% of current smokers to quit permanently. Zimbio.com."

Philippines - Manila: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Bar and Nightclub Employees; Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Romania - Bucharest: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Poland - Ciechanow: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children. Warsaw: Active Smoking: Multi-country Cotinine Study; Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Bar and Nightclub Employees.

Russia - Irkutsk, Ivanovo, Orenburg, Saratov: Healthy Russia 2020 ["US/Russia health partnerships," its title imitates US health fascist "Healthy People"]; Moscow: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Syria - Aleppo: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Taiwan - Taiwan: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Thailand - Bangkok: Mapping Tobacco Industry Activities in Southeast Asia; Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children; The Epidemiology Of Hepatitis C Infection In Thailand [Samet has personally committed scientific fraud in hepatitis studies by using studies which look at only one virus at a time]; Tracking Tobacco Control Measures in Southeast Asia.

Turkey - Istanbul: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Ukraine - Kiev: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Uruguay - Montevideo: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children; WHO Report on Secondhand Smoke. The fruits of Samet's subversion - the Uruguay smoking ban. As usual, the lying, subhuman filth crank out phony opinion polls trumpeting that nearly everybody agrees with their pile of lies and fraud. (Support for Uruguay’s Tough Tobacco Controls / Apoyo Ciudadano para las Medidas Contra Tabaquismo en Uruguay. Written by ioman01 on Jan-24-07.)

Support for Uruguay’s Tough Tobacco Controls / Zimbio

US - Baltimore MD: Evidence Translation and Dissemination Center for Secondhand Smoke; Global Tobacco Research Network; Leadership Training in Tobacco Control; OpenCourseWare in Global Tobacco Control; Risk Benefit Assessments; Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Venezuela - Baruta: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Vietnam - Hanoi: Mapping Tobacco Industry Activities in Southeast Asia; Reduce Smoking in Vietnam Partnership (RSVP); Tracking Tobacco Control Measures in Southeast Asia. Thai Binh: Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Women and Children.

Jon Samet's Projects / Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health faculty conduct research in more than 90 countries - where they should be presumed to be using legitimate health work as a Trojan Horse to nurture lackeys who will push their health fascist political agenda!

Global Projects Map / Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is "the largest donor in the 125-year history of the Johns Hopkins Institutions, with gifts including $100 million to the Johns Hopkins Initiative."

The Michael Bloomberg Page

Samet is one of the judges of the Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) program

The corrupt Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has given millions of dollars to the College Entrance Examination Board, to help them recruit true believers in Politically Correct charlatanism: Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Program: A National Effort to Attract the Attention of Young Scholars to the Health of the Public. $5,332,662, Jun 1, 2007 to May 31, 2010, ID# 047845; to the College Entrance Examination Board, Diane Tsukamaki M.S., Project Director. Samet has been one of the judges since 2004.

Grant ID# 047845 / Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
2007-08 Judges / College Entrance Examination Board

Samet's earlier activism

One of Samet's earliest published studies was co-authored with Frank E. Speizer, of the "Nurses Health Study" at Harvard School of Public Health. (Questionnaire reliability and validity in asbestos exposed workers. Samet JM, Speizer FE, Gaensler EA. Bull Eur Physiopathol Respir 1978 Mar-Apr;14(2):177-188.) Other Samet studies dating from 1979 in the tobacco documents:

http://tobaccodocuments.org/nysa_ti_m2/TI07241949.html

The Fifth World Conference on Smoking and Health, 1983

Samet was the co-author, with Frank E. Speizer, of an invited paper, "Passive Smoking and the Lungs: A Review of Effects Other Than Malignancy," for the Fifth World Conference on Smoking and Health, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1983. The conference was funded with contributions from the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Heart Foundation, Canadian Lung Association, Health and Welfare Canada, and Merrell-Dow Pharmaceuticals (Canada) Inc. (Proceedings of the Fifth World Conference on Smoking and Health. William F. Forbes, Richard C. Frecker, and David Nostbakken. Canadian Council on Smoking and Health.)

Proceedings of the Fifth World Conference on Smoking and Health, Vol. 1 / tobacco document
Proceedings of the Fifth World Conference on Smoking and Health, pp. 189-394 (Samet paper) / tobacco document
Proceedings of the Fifth World Conference on Smoking and Health, pp. 610-819 / tobacco document

Samet thanked A. Judson Wells "for his helpful comments" in Samet's effort to blame secondhand smoke for causing cancer in nonsmokers (The Relationship Between Passive Exposure to Cigarette Smoke and Cancer. In: Indoor Air and Human Health. Richard B. Gammage and Stephen B. Kaye, editors; Vivian A. Jacobs, technical editor. Lewis Publishers, Inc., 1985. [The editors were affiliated with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.]). Samet was also part of the clique behind Wells's bogus passive smoking claims in Environment International, 1988. Wells was later the ghost writer behind Kenneth G. Brown, under whose name the key chapters of the EPA's report on the alleged health effects of secondhand smoke were written, via illegal pass-through contracts with ICF Incorporated.

Samet, 1985 (book copy) / tobacco document
Samet, 1985 (manuscript) / tobacco document

The 1984 Surgeon General Report

Samet testified that he "wrote a portion of a chapter for that report on smoking, lung function and development of COPD. This was my first contribution to these reports." (Written Direct: Dr. Jonathan M. Samet, US v. PM, 99-cv-02496, Vol. 1.)

The Health Consequences of Smoking: Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, 1984 / National Institutes of Health

The 1985 Surgeon General Report

Samet testified that he "wrote a chapter on methodological issues related to smoking and lung disease in the workplace and I was also Consulting Scientific Editor." (Written Direct: Dr. Jonathan M. Samet, US v. PM, 99-cv-02496, Vol. 1.)

The Health Consequences of Smoking: Cancer and Chronic Lung Disease in the Workplace, 1985 / National Institutes of Health

The 1986 Surgeon General Report

Samet was one of three "consulting scientific editors" and "prepared draft chapters or portions" of the 1986 Surgeon General Report, "The Health Consequences of Involuntary Smoking" (Acknowledgments, pp. 8 & 9.)

The Health Consequences of Involuntary Smoking, 1986 (pre-pub. edition, 178 pp.) / tobacco document
The Health Consequences of Involuntary Smoking, 1986 / National Institutes of Health

The 1989 Surgeon General Report

Samet is credited with preparing draft chapters or portions of the 1989 Surgeon General Report, Reducing the Health Consequences of Smoking, another fraudulent concoction that blames smoking for diseases caused by infection.

1989 Surgeon General Report Acknowledgments / CDC (pdf, 23pp)
Reducing the Health Consequences of Smoking: 25 Years of Progress, 1989 / National Institutes of Health

The 1990 Surgeon General Report

Samet was one of five scientific editors, and prepared draft chapters, of the 1990 Surgeon General Report, "The Health Benefits of Smoking Cessation."

The Health Benefits of Smoking Cessation, 1990 (34 pp) / tobacco document

Society for Epidemiological Research

Samet participated in a Student Skills Workshop with Peter Magee of the American Health Foundation at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiological Research, June 12-15, 1990.

Society for Epidemiological Research, 1990 / tobacco document

Indoor Air Pollution, A Health Perspective, 1991

Samet was co-editor with John D. Spengler of the book, Indoor Air Pollution, A Health Perspective (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.) He was co-author of an article within it, "Environmental Tobacco Smoke," with Brian P. Leaderer. Other contributors included David B. Coultas and James E. Woods Jr.

Indoor Air Pollution, 1991 / tobacco document

1991 testimony on indoor air pollution

Indoor Air Pollution and Health. Testimony of Jonathan M. Samet before the House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 10, 1991.

Samet testimony April 10, 1991 / tobacco document

Samet was the author of Chapter 5, "Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Cancer," in the May 1991 draft version of the EPA Technical Compendium, which was concocted by the US Environmental Protection Agency before its report was even completed. It included a review of junk science implicating secondhand smoke as a cause of non-lung cancer as well.

ETS Compendium of Technical Information, 1991 (Samet p. 89) / tobacco document

The Health Effects Institute

Jonathan Samet is a member of the Health Research Committee of the Health Effects Institute, which dupes the automotive industry into funding its enemies' junk science. The Health Effects Institute funded his 1991 article, "The environment and the lung. Changing perspectives," which shows that Samet already had his mind made up that environmental tobacco smoke caused lung cancer in non-smokers. It was also funded by the US government's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Department of Energy. (The environment and the lung. Changing perspectives. JM Samet, MJ Utell. JAMA 1991 Aug 7;266(5):670-675. Review.)

Samet, JAMA 1991 / tobacco document

The EPA ETS Report

Samet was a member of the Science Advisory Board of the EPA ETS report. In a classic example of black disinformation, the Associated Press smeared that members of the SAB who served on the review panel of the Center for Indoor Air Research, including arch anti-smoker Jonathan M. Samet, were tainted by ties to the tobacco industry, and claimed that Geoffrey C. Kabat, an author of ETS studies who was affiliated with the American Health Foundation, had been recommended by Philip Morris. This actually demonstrates control of the tobacco industry's research money by the anti-smokers. (6 Members of Panel on Smoking Have Ties to Tobacco Group. AP, Nov. 10, 1990.) Samet's crony, anti-smoking activist A. Judson Wells, boasted at a public hearing of having been the author of that report.

6 Members of Panel on Smoking Haves Ties to Tobacco Group, Nov. 10, 1990 / New York Times

Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People, 1994 (Surgeon General Report)

Samet participated in the 1994 SG Report. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 1994.) He testified that "I authored the chapter on the health consequences of smoking by children." (Written Direct: Dr. Jonathan M. Samet, US v. PM, 99-cv-02496, Vol. 1.)

Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People, 1994 / National Institutes of Health (pdf, 22 pp)
Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People, 1994 (322 pp) / tobacco document

Samet: "I have served on a number of committees and advisory groups concerned directly or indirectly with indoor air quality and health. These include the Indoor Air Quality and Total Human Exposure Committee of the Science Advisory Board of the Environmental Protection Agency; the National Air Conservation Commission of the American Lung Association; and SSPC 62 of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), which is charged with revising the organization's Standard 62. I also served on the Working Group on Tobacco Smoking of the International Agency for Research on Cancer and was a Consulting Scientific Editor for the 1986 Report of the Surgeon General on involuntary smoking. I was subsequently the Senior Scientific Editor for the 1990 Report of the Surgeon General on smoking cessation. I am presently Chairman of the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR) VI .Committee of the National Research Council. I served on BEIR IV and was Chairman of the Panel on Dosimetric Assumptions Affecting the Application of BEIR IV Risk Estimates." (Testimony on 29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, and 1928 Indoor Air Quality; Proposed Rule, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (Version: 8/12/94).

Samet testimony, 1994 / tobacco document

The 1998 Surgeon General Report

Samet was a contributing author in the 1998 SG Report. (Executive Summary. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Tobacco Use Among U.S. Racial~Ethnic Minority Groups--African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 1998.)

Executive Summary, 1998 SG Report / tobacco document

Jonathan Samet's Perjury About Heart Disease

Perjury: 1. the willful telling of a lie while under lawful oath or affirmation to tell the truth in a matter material to the point of inquiry. 2. the breaking of any oath or formal promise. Jonathan Samet, the anti-smokers' star perjuror about the supposed health risks of smoking at the Minnesota tobacco trial, makes Bill Clinton look like George Washington.

In the State of Minnesota & Blue Cross-Blue Shield vs. the tobacco industry (the Minnesota tobacco trial), Jonathan M. Samet of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health was the anti-smokers' star witness on smoking and health. He relied on old, defective studies in order to ignore the role of infection in causing the diseases blamed on smoking. Samet knew about the links between infection and heart disease, but said nothing at the Minnesota tobacco trial.

The mysterious disappearance of investigation of the role of infection in atherosclerosis is noted in the review by F. Javier Nieto, "Infections and atherosclerosis: New clues from an old hypothesis?" (Am J Epidemiology 1998;148(10):937-948; no abstract available online):

"The inability of 'traditional' risk factors such as hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and smoking to completely explain the incidence and trends in cardiovascular diseases has resulted in repeated calls for a search for 'new risk factors.' Recently, infections have been placed among these new putative risk factors. This commentary reviews the historical antecedents of the infectious hypothesis, which is actually one of the oldest etiologic theories of atherosclerosis. Because inflammation may mediate the putative atherogenic role of infections, the historical antecedents that have discussed a possible role of inflammation in atherogenesis are also briefly reviewed. [Comment: It is not just that the so-called traditional risk factors fail to "completely" explain heart disease rates; it is that some 40% or more of heart attack victims have none of those supposed risk factors whatsoever -cast.]

"This review demonstrates that inflammation and infection were considered as possibly atherogenic more than a century ago. However, these hypotheses were all but completely abandoned early in the present century, coinciding with a shift in paradigms in the pathogenetic theories of atherogenesis, i.e., with the development of the multifactorial model of causation of chronic ('non-infectious') diseases. [Comment: the so-called "shift in paradigms" consisted of the Lasker Lobby taking over our health establishment and deliberately suppressing research on the role of infection, in order to ram their health fascist ideology down the public's throats, e.g., How the Public Was Brainwashed About Heart Disease -cast]

"Striking resemblances are apparent between current research on the putative atherogenic role of infections and research on the topic that was conducted up to one century ago. The synthesis of past and current evidence reviewed here suggests the following hypotheses and clues for further studies: 1) that the study of a possible atherogenic role of infections should be extended to infectious agents other than the three that have been the focus of research in recent years (herpesvirus - mainly cytomegalovirus (CMV), Chlamydia pneumoniae, and Helicobacter pylori); 2) that the introduction of antibiotic therapies in the 1940s and 1950s may have contributed to the decline in coronary heart disease incidence and mortality observed in the Western hemisphere in the last three decades; 3) that infections could be one of the mediating factors in the association between low socioeconomic status (SES) and coronary disease; and 4) that infections in childhood could also be one of the confounding factors that explain the alleged association between birth/childhood weight and coronary disease in adulthood."

Comment

He has failed to mention 5) that infection, in combination with smokers' lower socioeconomic status, could be the confounding factor that explains the alleged association between smoking and cardiovascular disease, and also 6) that infection, in combination with passive smokers' lower socioeconomic status, could be the confounding factor that explains the alleged association between passive smoking and cardiovascular disease. Remember: the autopsy study by Davidson et al. found an odds ratio of 10 for antibodies to Chlamydia pneumoniae versus development of atherosclerosis, in young persons in whom the precipitating causes have not been obscured by age. An odds ratio of this magnitude is fully capable of producing spurious risks by confounding, as Phillips & Smith (1994) demonstrated. But this is typical of the dishonesty with which the subject is treated by the health establishment.

This article was written to provide historical background for the recent intense interest about infection in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Jonathan Samet, the anti-smokers' star perjuror at the Minnesota tobacco trial, was one of Nieto's fellow editors at the American Journal of Epidemiology, and would have been aware of this development as well. In the "Acknowledgements" at the end of the article, Nieto thanks Samet and others for reading and criticizing previous drafts of his manuscript. Although it was submitted in June, a few months after Samet's testimony in February, this 11-page paper with 137 references must have taken considerable time to prepare. The old references in particular cannot be found by a search of Medline, whose listings don't begin until around 1965, so they would have had to be tracked down via later citations. Yet despite having sworn under oath that he had conducted an "extensive review" on the topic of smoking and health, Samet mentioned not a word about infection in his testimony about the risk factors for coronary heart disease or stroke. Nor did the tobacco industry's awesomely incompetent counsel, Mr. Garnick, ever broach the subject during his cross-examination of Samet. And so the anti-smokers' single largest health claim against smoking (not to mention the source of about 94% of pretended secondhand smoke deaths) was allowed to pass without challenge.

The Lie That Secondhand Smoke Causes Heart Disease

More Jonathan Samet Perjury Links

By 1998, Helicobacter pylori infection had been unquestionably established as the primary cause of gastric and duodenal ulcers, and an inexpensive course of antibiotics was the cure. This cure meant that ulcers were no longer a chronic, incurable disease, and made its previous treatment by surgery obsolete. Smokers were merely more likely to have been infected by H. pylori for socioeconomic reasons. But Jonathan M. Samet lied that smoking causes ulcers, and falsely blamed smoking for the costs of surgery.

Samet's perjury about ulcers
Samet concealed HPV role in laryngeal cancer
Minnesota Tobacco Trial testimony, Feb. 11, 1998
Minnesota Tobacco Trial testimony, Feb. 12, 1998
Minnesota Tobacco Trial testimony, Feb 13, 1998

The 2000 Surgeon General Report

Samet was a contributor to the 2000 Surgeon General Report, "Reducing Tobacco Use."

Acknowledgements, 2000 SG Report / Centers for Disease Control (pdf, 8 pp.)

The 2001 Surgeon General Report

Samet was a reviewer of the 2001 Surgeon General Report, "Women and Smoking."

Acknowledgements, 2001 SG Report / Centers for Disease Control (pdf, 9 pp.)

Research!America

"Key Findings of the Prevention Research Initiative Survey," Samet's contribution to the fanatical BS of R!A's Prevention Research conference. Also Steven A. Schroeder, president of RWJF; William L. Roper; R!A Board member Samuel C. Silverstein; Maureen Clark of the University of Michigan; Clair Callan of the AMA; Maureen Byrnes of the Pew Charitable Trusts; Louis Sherwood of Merck pharmaceuticals; George E. Hardy of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials; current CDC director Jeffrey Koplan; Assistant Surgeon General Douglas B. Kamerow; former Rep. John Porter of Illinois; and William D. Novelli, now inciting health fascism at AARP.

Prevention Research / Research!America (pdf)

The General Motors Cancer Research Foundation

Jonathan Samet and Barbara K. Rimer of the National Cancer Institute's hate-mongering Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (the home until 2000 of Donald Shopland, whose anti-smoking activism dated from the 1964 Surgeon General report) are co-chairs of the Mott Selection Committee of the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation. The winners of the 2001 Charles S. Mott Prize were anti-smokers (and NIH Fat Cats) Frank E. Speizer and Walter C. Willett. Jon & Frank just happen to both be at the automotive industry-funded Health Effects Institute, and Walter Willett is a funding fat cat of the NCI.

Selection Committees / GM Cancer Research Foundation
2001 Charles S. Mott Laureates / GM Cancer Research Foundation

The NERC and Lovelace Respiratory Research Center

"Jonathan M. Samet has been involved with LRRI for almost 30 years. He is currently on the LRRI Research Program Oversight Committee. He began collaborating with the Institute when he was a faculty member at the University of New Mexico in the early 1980s," and was on its Board of Directors in Fall of 2010. (Breathe Magazine A Publication of the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Fall 2010, p. 18.) Research!America Directors Mary Woolley and Leon E. Rosenberg were on the Board of Directors of LRRI circa 1997, where the National Environmental Respiratory Center is located. "NERC was initiated with funds designated by Congress in the EPA appropriation, but was envisioned from the beginning as an effort funded by multiple federal and state agencies, industry associations, individual companies, and other ogranizations." Jonathan Samet was on the External Scientific Advisory Committee of NERC, along with Morton Lippmann, Chairman of the EPA Science Advisory Board that produced the EPA's corrupt report on secondhand smoke. It is another propaganda organ to trump up the supposed dangers of particulates. (Board of Directors. link died http://www.lrri.org/staff/bod.html.)

Breathe Magazine, Fall 2010 / Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (pdf, 20 pp)
Board of Directors / Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
External Scientific Advisory Committee / NERC

The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute has a major ideological conflict of interest. LRRI has licensed nested methylation-specific PCR to Oncomethylome Sciences. The star of the 2010 Surgeon General report chapter on how tobacco smoke supposedly causes cancer, Steven A. Belinsky, is a royalty-entitled consultant to Oncomethylome Sciences. His reports which are cited therein are designed to falsely blame smoking for methylation of genes by ignoring the role of infection. Those studies deliberately exploit the fact that smokers are more likely to have been exposed to these infections, for socioeconomic reasons.

National Cancer Institute

Samet was on the Board of Scientific Counselors of Intramural Programs at the National Cancer Institute.

Factbook 98 / NCI (pdf)

National Childen's Study

Samet and Phillip J. Landrigan, the pediatrician featured on ABC TV's Good Morning America program, are on the Advisory Committee of the National Children's Study, a US government-funded prospective following 100,000 kids from birth to age 21. As usual, chronic infection is a neglected concern.

Advisory Committee / National Children's Study

The 2003 IARC (WHO) Report

Jonathan M. Samet was Chairman of the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) committee which produced the fraudulent Monograph on Smoking and Involuntary Smoking (Monograph 83, 2003).

The IARC Monograph on Smoking and Involuntary Smoking (Monograph 83)

The 2004 Surgeon General Report

Jonathan M. Samet was Senior Scientific Editor of the 2004 Surgeon General Report, "The Health Consequences of Smoking." He testified that "I also was co-author on a number of the chapters. A number of new causal determinations were made for diseases not previously linked to smoking." (Written Direct: Dr. Jonathan M. Samet, US v. PM, 99-cv-02496, Vol. 1.)

Acknowledgements, 2004 SG Report / Centers for Disease Control (pdf, 8 pp)

The U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit, 2004

Q: Was Dr. Frank Speizer one of your professors at the Harvard Medical School?
A: That's right. He was the director of my fellowship and a mentor. Dr. Speizer trained in epidemiology with Sir Richard Doll.
Q: Who is Sir Richard Doll?
A: Richard Doll has long been one of the field's preeminent epidemiologists. He did much of the pioneering work on cigarette smoking and diseases beginning in the late 1940s extending into the 1950s and remarkably to the present day. I'll be describing some of the findings of his work, particularly with regard to the well known follow-up study or cohort study that he conducted of about 34,000 male and 6,000 female British Doctors. [sic - Richard Doll is incompetent dinosaur who ignores infection as a cause of cancer blamed on smoking!]
Q: Did Dr. Speizer start any similar studies?
A: Yes. He started the Nurses’ Health Study, a very well-known follow-up study of over 100,000 U.S. nurses. It's a very important and well-regarded study of the effects of smoking and other factors on health. Dr. Speizer has won several prestigious awards including the Ochsner Award for research contributions to the study of smoking and health and he shared the Mott Prize, given by the General Motors Cancer Foundation, with Walter Willett.
Q: Did you do any original research regarding smoking and disease with Dr. Speizer?
A: Yes, during my years in Boston and subsequently.

Q: Have you been accepted previously to testify as an expert witness?
A: I testified as an expert witness in the State of Minnesota and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota case in 1998 as an expert in the science of smoking and health. Subsequently, I testified as an expert in the Engle suit in Florida and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey case in the United States District Court in Brooklyn in 2001. I also testified in as an expert in two administrative proceedings: before the Federal Trade Commission as an expert against R.J. Reynolds in the Joe Camel proceeding about six years ago and in 1994, on behalf of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with regard to its proposed rule on indoor air quality.

Jonathan Samet's perjury about smoking and cervical cancer: Samet claimed that "smokers are at higher risk for malignancy of the cervix, once HPV infection has taken place." (page 105) The studies he relied upon are defective, because they did not considerHPV reinfection by the male partner, nor did they consider the effect of infection by multiple strains of the virus. As usual, these corrupt charlatans are exploiting residual confounding.

Jonathan Samet's perjury about smoking and liver cancer: Samet claimed, without any justication, that "smoking causes liver cancer." (page 107). No questions whatsoever were even asked about confounding by hepatitis viruses B and C. In fact, Samet personally committed fraud by confounding in a study of which he was a co-author. He also ignored the known role of human papillomavirus in esophageal, laryngeal and bladder cancer, and the roles of Helicobacter pylori and Epstein-Barr virus in stomach cancer. He lied that smoking causes heart disease as well, because the death rates from this have fallen as much among smokers as among non-smokers - which is consistent with a shared underlying cause to which smokers are more likely to be exposed, but inconsistent with a causal role for smoking.

(Written Direct: Dr. Jonathan M. Samet, US v. PM, 99-cv-02496, Vol. 1.)

Samet testimony, Vol. 1 / US Department of Justice

And, strokes are known to be associated with infection as well, and aneurysms with Chlamydia pneumonia. And Samet's claim that "maternal smoking causes 1) premature rupture of the membranes, placenta previa, and placental abruption; 2) pre-term delivery and shortened gestation; and 3) fetal growth restriction and low birth weight," are based upon the deliberate scientific fraud is deliberately using defective studies that ignored that causal role of chorioamnionitis - which is underscored by the complete failure of these lying charlatans to reduce the rates of these perinatal illnesses. (Written Direct: Dr. Jonathan M. Samet, US v. PM, 99-cv-02496, Vol. 2.)

Samet testimony, Vol. 2 / US Department of Justice (pdf, 111 pp.)

In that year, Samet was also a co-author of a defective study designed to falsely blame smoking for liver cancer caused by hepatitis viruses. Samet's fraudulent study completely ignored the role of hepatitis C virus! (Cigarette Smoking, Alcohol Drinking, Hepatitis B, and Risk for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Korea. SH Jee, H Ohrr, JW Sull, JM Samet. J Natl Cancer Inst 2004 Dec 15;96(24):1851-1856.)

Jee / JNCI 2004 full article

The ASHRAE Report, 2005

ACTION ITEMS FROM WINTER MEETING [page 7]

No.
Responsibility
Summary
Disposition
4
EHC
Forward comments on ETS PD to A. Persily & J. Samet by February 25th
Complete
7
Parsons
Forward information on ETS paper for ETS symposium to TC 5.12
(Cardenal, Wray, Griffith)
Complete

[Names are presumably those of Sidney Parsons, Vice Chair; and Bernardo Cardenal, a guest.]

9.0    SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS [page 10]

9.1 POLICY - ROSE

ENVIRONMENTAL TOBACCO SMOKE (ETS)
EHC discussed the ETS PD drafted by the PD Committee. The PD will be considered for
approval by Technology Council and the BOD at this meeting.

It was moved and seconded that,
(3) EHC endorse the approval of the Environmental Tobacco Smoke Position Document as shown.

BACKGROUND:The PD was approved unanimously by the PDC as shown in Appendix 6.

MOTION 3 PASSED: 10-0-0, CNV
Action Item 1 (Chair): Draft Presidential letter of thanks to be signed and sent to those on
the ETS PDC to thank them for their considerable effort.

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON HEALTH EFFECTS
It was moved and seconded that,
(4) EHC formally approve the response to the recommendations of the Presidential Ad Hoc
Committee on Health Effects as shown.

BACKGROUND: The BOD asked EHC to respond to the recommendations of the Presidential
Ad Hoc Committee on Health Effects. EHC’s formal response (Appendix 7) includes a reply to
the recommendations and plan of action.

MOTION 4 PASSED: 9-0-1, CNV

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Position Document (PD) [page 28]
Title:         Health Concerns of Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)
Purpose:   To inform ASHRAE membership and the public about the health effects of
                 involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke.
Scope:
             1. Define what is meant by ETS, passive smoke, and involuntary exposure to
                 smoking.
             2. Describe the types of indoor environments where ETS exposure might occur.
             3. Reference health effects associated with involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke.
             4. Report on worldwide efforts to reduce/restrict involuntary exposure.
             5. Recommend that ASHRAE members follow the guidance available in local/state
                 code and/or ASHRAE documents/standards.

Results of Letter Ballot [page 29]
Recommendation for Approval of ETS Position Document
Issued: May 15, 2005
Closed: May 31, 2005

Bohanon, Hoy YES [Bohanon has been an employee of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco for 20-some years, who was with CORESTA]
Coultas, David YES [Coultas is one of Jonathan M. Samet's longtime cronies: Search: Coultas DB / PubMed.]
Houston, Tom YES [Houston is a longtime anti-smoking activist: Search: Houston TP / PubMed.]
Persily, Andy YES ["BOD Ex-Officio," a government scumbag from the NIST who has 20 hits since 1984 in TDO]
Samet, Jon YES [Samet is an anti-smoking arch-conspirator: Search: Samet JM / PubMed.]
Schoen, Larry YES
Spengler, John YES [Spengler is a longtime anti-smoking activist and chemical hysteric: Search: Spengler JD / PubMed.]
TOTAL: 7-0-0

In 1992, Persily was on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Indoor Environment Program of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (which was sponsored by Philip Morris) with Brian P. Leaderer, the author of the "EPA" ETS report chapter on risk analysis and another crony of Samet. (Period 2 Project Report Evaluation of Displacement Ventilation and Conventional Variable Air Volume Systems for Indoor Air Quality Control. Est. date 1993, p. 7.) James E. Woods Jr., who was on the Science Advisory Board of the "EPA" ETS report, selected him for that position, along with Leaderer and John D. Spengler! (Letter, James E. Woods of VPI&SU, to Harold G. Burnley Jr. of Philip Morris, Sep. 3, 1991.)

Andrew K. Persily bio / National Institute of Standards and Technology
Period 2 Project Report Evaluation of Displacement Ventilation / tobacco document
Woods to Burnley, 1991 / tobacco document

[So, the voting board was composed of four professional anti-smokers, two incompetent and presumably malicious ASHRAE accomplices, and one traitor. This is typical of how the anti-smoking filth achieve unanimity!]

(ASHRAE Position Document on ETS. In: Environmental Health Committee (EHC) Minutes. American Society of  Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, June 27, 2005.) (Link died: http://www.ashrae.org/content/ASHRAE/ASHRAE/ArticleAltFormat/20051011104853_347.pdf)

(ASHRAE Position Document on Environmental Tobacco Smoke. Approved by ASHRAE Board of Directors October 22, 2010; Reaffirmed by ASHRAE Technology Council June 25, 2013. Expires June 25, 2016.) The same corrupt clique headed by Samet which concocted the 2005 report (plus one more) was in charge of the 2010 report, which is also the "2013" report.

ASHRAE Position Document on ETS, 2013 / ASHRAE (pdf, 15 pp)

Remember that for decades, the mass media have marketed the ventilation industry to smokers as a supposed ally! But their real goal was to extort money from business owners who were afraid of smoking bans, and foolishly thought they could appease the anti-smokers by investing in ventilation equipment. Then, after they hand over their money to the ventilation mobsters, the anti-smokers pass the ban anyway. In this way, they relieved the business owners of funds that could be used to pursue a lawsuit against the anti-smokers. So, ASHRAE and its accomplices should be prosecuted for conspiracy, fraud and racketeering under the RICO statutes!

The 2006 Surgeon General Report, "The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke."

Jonathan M. Samet was Senior Scientific Editor of the 2006 Surgeon General Report, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke.

Acknowledgements, 2006 SG Report / SurgeonGeneral.gov (pdf, 10 pp)

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