The John Slade Page

Anti-smoker John Slade Snuffs Himself. Good riddance!

Slade's obituary in the New York Times, Feb. 9, 2002, by Carla Baranauckas. "The cause was a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Lloyd Hunter, the Rabun County (Georgia) coroner, and the death was ruled a suicide." The fawning obituary proclaims him "a pioneer in showing the addictive power of nicotine," which in reality consisted of sneakily changing the definition of addiction in the 1988 Surgeon General report because nicotine didn't fit, while their co-conspirators in the media concealed their deceit from the public, while spewing forth a massive ink-cloud of disinformation accusing the tobacco industry of lying.

Babbled Slade's equally loony wife: "He had been trained as an epidemiologist, and he went: 'This is an infectious agent. This is the virus -- these signs, this marketing.'" This is an evil and dangerous lunatic who purposely confuses metaphors and reality so he can rationalize repression as "treating diseases." He and all the rest of his vile ilk rose to power only because of those co-conspirators in the media, whose goal is to destroy truth, freedom and justice and impose lies, ignorance, and tyranny in their place.

Slade obituary / New York Times 2002

John Slade lies about tobacco industry research

John Slade's lies: "In the 1950s, the U.S. tobacco industry began sponsoring academic research under a banner of supposed concern about tobacco and health. The public posture of the Tobacco Industry Research Committee, later named the Council for Tobacco Research (CTR), was that a responsible industry wanted to find out if there was a problem with its products and, if there was, to fix it. CTR bought good will from scientists and medical schools with grants, provided an enormous public relations boost for the industry, and became a skunk works for developing defensive research in support of litigation on the health harms of the cigarette. More than 40 years later, the attorney general of the State of New York revoked the charter of CTR because it deceptively pursued commercial, not charitable goals."

The truth is that the TIRC/CTR was nothing but a bunch of good Lasker stooges, who looted smokers to benefit their cronies and fund their pet research projects, while conscientiously avoiding research that would benefit smokers, for example, on the role of infection in so-called smoking related disease, and the anti-smokers' use of confounding in multivariate analysis to falsely blame tobacco use. In fact, it wasn't until the 1970s that anything was produced for litigation purposes, and that was at the instigation of the tobacco lawyers themselves, because they had nothing to use! The scientists who were on the TIRC/CTR have been rewarded with prestigious positions including jobs at the National Cancer Institute, and prizes from the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation and even the Lasker Foundation itself, and have continued on their career trajectories.

The CTR Was a Lasker Loot-A-Thon

Slade continues lying: "In the 1970s, the National Cancer Institute sponsored the Tobacco Working Group, an elaborate program to develop less poisonous cigarettes. The tobacco companies provided technical assistance and observers for the project while they simultaneously marketed products for consumers concerned for their health. These products, so-called 'light' cigarettes, had the appearance of being less dangerous without actually delivering on the promise," and blah blah blah. Slade mischaracterizes the tobacco industry as the instigator, rather than the slavish followers of NCI anti-smoking stalwarts Ernst L. Wynder and Dietrich Hoffmann, who used this as a pretext for their respective research agendas of lifestyles and chemical carcinogens.

The American Health Foundation

Stop the Smokescreen, by John D. Slade, MD. The Marin Institute Newsletter, Winter 1998, No. 13. Slade was a professor specializing in addiction medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and a director of the Marin Institute.

Slade / The Marin Institute

House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, 1988

Rep. Henry Waxman's "nicotine addiction" show trial, July 29, 1988.

Slade statement / UCSF-Legacy
131p transcript of hearings / UCSF-Legacy

First National Conference on Nicotine Dependence, 1988

Slade was a member of the Conference Committee of the First National Conference on Nicotine Dependence, Diagnosis, Treatment and Smoke Free Issues, Sep. 22-25, 1988, in Minneapolis. Participants included Ronald Davis of the CDC Office on Smoking and Health; Jack Henningfield; and Thomas Schelling of the Institute for the Study of Smoking Behavior and Policy at Harvard University.

Conference on "Nicotine Dependence," 1988 / UCSF-Legacy
Wendell L. Stone's report on the conference / UCSF-Legacy

New Jersey Commission on Smoking OR Health, 1989

Slade was Chairman of the New Jersey Commission on Smoking OR Health, which produced a vicious report, "New Jersey's Clean Indoor Air Laws A Promise, But Little Protection," May 25, 1989. The governor's wife, Mrs. Thomas Kean, was honorary chairman. The usual corrupt stooges of the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and American Lung Association were involved, also Carlton Anderson of The Prudential Insurance Company, Richard Lloyd of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of New Jersey, and Richard Watson of Johnson & Johnson. The Commission was appointed by the New Jersey Department of Health in 1985.

Commission on Smoking OR Health, 1989 / UCSF-Legacy

Philip Morris Stockholder Meeting, 1991

A transcript of the 1991 Philip Morris stockholders meeting, where Slade and his friends, such as the "Little Sisters of Satan," whine and pout.

1991 PM stockholder meeting / UCSF-Legacy

House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, 1994

FDA Jurisdiction Over Tobacco Products testimony, March 25, 1994.

FDA Jurisdiction Over Tobacco Products / UCSF-Legacy

"The Cigarette Papers"

Slade was a co-author of "The Cigarette Papers" with Peter Hanauer, Lisa Bero, Stanton Glantz, and Deborah Barnes.

The Cigarette Papers / UCSF-Legacy

AMA Task Force on the Tobacco Settlement, 1997

Slade was a member of the 1997 American Medical Association Task Force on the Proposed Tobacco Settlement Agreement. Other members included rabid anti-smokers Ronald M. Davis and Randolph D. Smoak. Newton N. Minow, his longtime crony, Jack Bierig, and other members of Sidley & Austin were consultants to the Task Force.

AMA Task Force, 1997 / UCSF-Legacy

Slade bios, cvs, and eulogies

Slade is a past president of Stop Teenage Addiction to Tobacco, and is a co-author with Stanton A. Glantz, Lisa A. Bero, Peter Hanauer, and Deborah E. Barnes, of the pile of lies, "The Cigarette Papers." He has also contributed to several Surgeon General reports on smoking and the NCI monograph on cigars. (Slade bio / National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIH)

John Slade CV, Jan. 14, 1987, with comments by a tobacco industry employee.

Slade CV / UCSF-Legacy

A sham debate between Jack E. Hemmingfield and John Slade versus the media's handpicked phony "pro-tobaco" advocate Robert A. Levy of the Cato Institute, who can be counted on not to upset any Lasker Syndicate applecarts, on "Should nicotine and alcohol be further regulated?" (Moyers on addiction, PBS Channel 13 online).

Henningfield & Slade vs. Levy / PBS Channel 13

Slade's eulogy by his pal, anti-smoker Greg Connolly, Feb. 12, 2002. "In 1992, he got in contact with two reporters from ABC's Day One Segment, Keith Summa and Walt Bogdanich. I thought the piece would go nowhere but John was insistent that with science and the right industry leaks it had legs." No, it's because to malicious media conspirators intent on trumping up bogus charges to propagandize the public, any excuse will do. Slade's life is a testimonial to how a secret government of wealthy, unscrupulous, power-hungry scum in Manhattan forced their will on America by glorifying psychopathic-lying sewage.

Slade eulogy /

"1994 Activity - Food and Drug Administration Proposals to Regulate Tobacco Products," The Tobacco Institute, Oct. 19, 1994.

1994 Activity - FDA Proposals to Regulate Tobacco / UCSF-Legacy

I would like to think that this website played a role in John Slade's suicide, and furthermore I hope that more anti-smokers will follow his example. Their whole fanatical cult ought to pass out poisoned Koolaid and all die together on their Great American Smokeout Day.


cast 09-05-15