Brainwashing the Children

Teachers are a natural constituency for health fascism: it rationalizes the expansion of their profession and meddling in more areas of peoples' lives, plus most of them are not very bright. So-called health educators often complain about right wing opposition, but the right has never challenged their core beliefs that the most important factors in health are tobacco, diet, exercise, genes, and chemicals, and denying the role of infection.

The National Association of State Boards of Education

This is effectively an anti-smoking advocacy organization. It not only fails to educate students to reject scientific fraud, it actively promotes unquestioning belief in this fraud, and arrogantly promotes meddling in students' personal lives. (Model Policy: Discourage Tobacco Use. National Association of State Boards of Education.) THIS IS NOT A SUITABLE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR A FREE SOCIETY!


INTENT. All students shall possess the knowledge and skills necessary to avoid all tobacco use, and school leaders shall actively discourage all use of tobacco products by students, staff, and school visitors. To achieve these ends, district/school leaders shall prepare, adopt, and implement a comprehensive plan to prevent tobacco use that includes:

RATIONALE. Cigarette smoking is considered the chief preventable cause of premature disease and death in the United States. Schools have a responsibility to help prevent tobacco use for the sake of students' and staff members' health and the well-being of their families. Research conclusively proves that: [SIC - THIS IS PILE OF LIES BASED ON SCIENTIFIC FRAUD!]

DEFINITION. For the purposes of this policy "tobacco" is defined to include any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette, and any other smoking product, and spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew, and snuff, in any form.


TOBACCO USE PROHIBITED. No student, staff member, or school visitor is permitted to smoke, inhale, dip, or chew tobacco at any time, including non-school hours: [This is a clear and flagrant violation of personal liberty! Furthermore, we need to inform these lice that smokers are paying for these facilities too, and we expect to have our interests served, not only the anti-smokers' cause!]

In addition, no student is permitted to possess a tobacco product. The provisions of existing policies that address the use and possession of drugs shall apply to all tobacco products.

TOBACCO PROMOTION. Tobacco promotional items, including clothing, bags, lighters, and other personal articles, are not permitted on school grounds, in school vehicles, or at school-sponsored events. Tobacco advertising is prohibited in all school-sponsored publications and at all school-sponsored events. [Then smokers' rights advocates should be promoting HATRED OF ANTI-SMOKERS!]

CLOSED CAMPUS. No student may leave the school campus during breaks in the school day to use a tobacco product. Signs to this effect will be posted at appropriate locations. School authorities shall consult with local law enforcement agencies to enforce laws that prohibit the possession of tobacco by minors within the immediate proximity of school grounds. [THIS IS TURNING SCHOOLS INTO PRISONS.]

NOTICE. The superintendent/principal/other shall notify students, families, education personnel, and school visitors of the tobacco-free policy in handbooks and newsletters, on posted notices or signs at every school entrance and other appropriate locations, and by other efficient means. To the extent possible, schools and districts will make use of local media to publicize the policies and help influence community norms about tobacco use. [And they should be telling you to go to hell!]

ENFORCEMENT. It is the responsibility of all students, employees, and visitors to enforce this policy through verbal admonition. Any tobacco product found in the possession of a minor student shall be confiscated by staff and discarded. Students and employees also may be subject to germane sanctions as determined by written school policy, including disciplinary action. All school staff shall participate in training on the correct and fair enforcement of tobacco-free policies.


INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM DESIGN. Tobacco-use prevention education shall be integrated within the health education program and be taught at every grade level, pre-kindergarten through twelfth. The educational program shall be based on theories and methods that have been proven effective by published research and consistent with the state's/district's/ school's health education standards/guidelines/framework. The program shall be designed to:

1. instruct about immediate and long-term undesirable physiologic, cosmetic, and social consequences of tobacco use;

2. decrease the social acceptability of tobacco use;

3. address reasons why young people smoke;

4. teach how to recognize and refute advertising and other social influences that promote tobacco use;

5. develop students' skills for resisting social influences that promote tobacco use; and

6. develop necessary assertiveness, communication, goal-setting, and problem-solving skills that may enable students to avoid tobacco use and other health-risk behaviors.

Instruction shall be most intensive in grades six through eight and shall be reinforced in all later grades. Instructional activities shall be participatory and developmentally appropriate. The program shall engage families as partners in their children's education.

STAFF PREPARATION. Staff responsible for teaching tobacco-use prevention shall have adequate preservice training and participate in ongoing professional development activities to effectively deliver the education program as planned. Preparation and professional development activities shall provide basic knowledge about the effects of tobacco use combined with skill practice in effective instructional techniques and strategies and program-specific activities.

EDUCATIONAL REINFORCEMENT. Tobacco-use prevention education shall be closely coordinated with the other components of the school health program. Tobacco-use prevention concepts shall also be integrated into the instruction of other subject areas to the greatest extent possible.

To send consistent messages to students and their families, school instructional staff shall collaborate with agencies and groups that conduct tobacco-use prevention education in the community. Guest speakers invited to address students shall receive appropriate orientation to the relevant policies of the school/district. School staff shall also help interested students become involved with agencies and other organizations in the community that are working to prevent tobacco use.


PROGRAM AVAILABILITY. The school health program shall include referrals to community resources and programs to help students and staff overcome tobacco addiction. School counselors or community agencies are encouraged to establish voluntary tobacco-use cessation programs at school. [We should prevent any public funding for these activities, because they are exclusively a benefit for lying, cheating, stealing anti-smoker criminals.]

PROGRAM ATTENDANCE. Attendance or completion of a tobacco-use cessation program shall not be mandatory for anyone or used as a penalty. Attendance or completion of a tobacco-use cessation program is allowed as a voluntary substitute to suspension for possession or use of tobacco.

National Education Association Testimony to OSHA, 1994

National Education Association Testimony on Indoor Air Quality Rules for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. By Joel Packer, Senior Professional Associate, NEA, Dec. 13, 1994.

National Education Association Testimony, Dec. 13, 1994 / UCSF (pdf, 8 pp)

The Education Establishment and the Order of Skull & Bones

Members of the Order of Skull & Bones - Timothy Dwight (1849), Daniel Coit Gilman (1852), and Andrew Dickson White (1853) imposed the authoritarian German system of indoctrination on US schoolchildren. (Skull & Bones: How The Order Controls Education, by Antony C. Sutton.)

Sutton, How The Order Controls Education / Say No To Psychiatry

Skull & Bones Society: How The Order Controls Education - John Dewey. By Antony C. Sutton. And G. Stanley Hall, the first president of the American Psychological Association in 1892, and founder of the Journal of Genetic Psychology (1891) and Journal of Applied Psychology (1915).

How the Order Controls Education - John Dewey / Say No To Psychiatry
Granville Stanley Hall bio / Ithaca College

Andrew D. White, James B. Angell, and Daniel Coit Gilman were active in the National Education Association as well as in founding the health establishment. (NEA and Academe Through the Years. The Higher Education Roots of NEA, 1857- Present. By Donald J. Keck.)

Keck, Roots of NEA / National Education Association

The Education Mafia; and The Biggest Lobby in Washington, by Samuel L. Blumenfeld. In: NEA - Trojan Horse in American Education.

The Education Mafia / Say No To Psychiatry
The Biggest Lobby in Washington / Say No To Psychiatry

The School Health Education Study

In the late 1950s the School Health Education Study laid a foundation for today's "Healthy People" initiative in the area. It was originally funded by the Samuel Bronfman Foundation, then until 1969 by the 3M company. (School Health Education Study, 1961-1963; summary report of a nationwide study of health instruction in the public schools [by] Elena Sliepcevich, director. Washington, DC: The Study, 1964; and: Implications of the nationwide study of health instruction in the public schools, 1961-63: the School Health Education Study. Sponsored by the Samuel Bronfman Foundation of New York City, in cooperation with the National Education Association [and others]. Washington DC, c1965.)

The Bronfmans

An interview with Ann E Nolte, PhD, CHES, FASHA, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Fall 1998. MJ Morrow. International Electronic Journal of Health Education 1998;1(4):222-234. She was involved with the SHES from 1963 to 1970.

Morrow interview with Nolte / Int Elec J Health Educ 1998

An interview with Dr. Peter Cortese; Winter 1998. RM Eberst. The International Electronic Journal of Health Education 1998;1(2):112-134. He ingratiated himself with his professor, Ned Johns, by praising this study, with which Johns was associated. He was recruited for a new Office of Comprehensive School Health by Surgeon General Julius Richmond, during the "Healthy People" bureaucracy buildup: "Eberst: What is it about you that they liked the most? Cortese: I think probably they contacted these old timers that I had worked with who probably said nice things."

Eberst interview with Cortese / Int Elec J Health Educ 1998

Washington State Department of Health, 1965

"Smoking and Youth. A Resource Manual for Student and Teachers. DJ Evans. 1965 hate propaganda against smoking.

Smoking and Youth, 1965 / UCSF (pdf, 46 pp)

"Interview with Dr. Richard Evans: Children and Cigarette Smoking." The Today Show, hosts Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley on WRC-TV, New York City, NBC network, July 14, 1977.

Today Show, 1977 / UCSF (pdf, 6 pp)

The Children's Television Workshop

CTW was created in March 1968 by Joan Ganz Cooney, Lloyd Morrisett, Gerald Lesser "and others" not named. It was funded by the US Office of Education, the Carnegie Corporation Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. It is best known for its "Sesame Street" TV program. (Archives of the Children's Television Workshop, University of Maryland.) McGeorge Bundy, Skull & Bones 1940, was president of the Ford Foundation at this time; and his Yale classmate, Harold Howe II, Skull & Bones 1940, was U.S. Commissioner of Education from 1965-68. Howe was later the Ford Foundation's Vice Chairman of Educational Programs and Chairman of its Public Policy Committee from 1971-82. (TV Today: Plans Told for Children's Television, by Clay Gowran. Chicago Tribune, Mar. 22, 1968; An Interview with Harold 'Doc' Howe II: 'Stirring the Pot', by Mark F. Goldberg. Phi Delta Kappa International, 2000; GSE faculty member Harold 'Doc' Howe II dies at 84. Harvard Gazette, Dec. 5, 2002.) The board chairman of the Carnegie Corporation of New York was Frederick Sheffield, a director of Liggett & Myers.

Children's Television Workshop 1 / University of Maryland
Children's Television Workshop 2 / University of Maryland
Howe interview, 2000 / Phi Delta Kappa International
Howe, Harvard Gazette, Dec. 5, 2003 / Harvard University

"Feeling Good," a series of 26 hour-long programs which aired on 250 Public Broadcasting Service TV stations in 1974-75, was billed as "a Sesame Street for adults." It claimed its inspiration from the President's Committee on Health Education from 1971 to 1973, during the Nixon administration, which was directed by Mary Lasker's crony, Victor Weingarten. Joan Ganz Cooney was president and Ruby Hearn, now with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was director of content development. Advisors and Task Force Members included Lester Breslow; Douglass Cater of the Aspen Institute; Jacob Feldman, then at the Harvard School of Public Health (and numerous others affiliated with HSPH); former Assistant Secretary for Health Philip R. Lee; Charles LeMaistre; Bayless Manning, president of the CFR; Robert Manning, editor of the Atlantic Monthly; Gerard Piel, publisher of Scientific American; future Surgeon General Julius Richmond; Steven Schroeder, former head of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, then Medical Director of the George Washington University Health Plan; Victor Weingarten, director of the President's Committee on Health Education; and Ernst Wynder of the American Health Foundation.

Feeling Good was funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Aetna Life and Casualty Company; Exxon Corporation; The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation; The Commonwealth Fund; The John and Mary R. Markle Foundation; van Ameringen Foundation; Ittleson Family Foundation; and The Grant Foundation. James Quigg Newton Jr., Skull & Bones 1933, was president of the Commonwealth Fund from 1964 to 1975.

Feeling Good Report, circa 1973 / UCSF (pdf, 28 pp)
The RAND Gang (Lloyd N. Morrisett and G.G. Michelson of the Markle Foundation)
The American Health Foundation

"Reports on a meeting of 'anti-smoking advocates' at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Refers to meeting as 'an incestuous session among a relatively few committed anti-smoking advocates,' and notes that there was 'zero attendance from the media with the exception of the Children's Television Workshop representative.'" (Anti-Smoking Campaign Meeting, April 2, 1974.)

Anti-Smoking Campaign Meeting, 1974 / UCSF (pdf, 12 pp)

"It cost taxpayers $2,510 to transport the Sesame Street cast from New York to Washington and back," for Joseph A. Califano Jr.'s 25th birthday for the Department of Health, Educartion, and Welfare. (HEW's Party No Bargain. The Tobacco Observer 1979 June;4(3):8.)

HEW Party, 1979 / UCSF (pdf, 12 pp)

Joan Ganz Cooney

Cooney joined WNET-TV (Channel 13) in 1962. "At a 1966 dinner party at her apartment Lloyd N. Morrisett, Vice President of the Carnegie Corporation, wondered aloud whether television could be a more effective educator. Realizing that she could continue to make documentaries without having a lasting effect on the disadvantaged, Cooney undertook a study called "The Potential Uses of Television in Preschool Education." This vision was the genesis of a proposal she submitted to Carnegie in February 1968, a proposal which resulted in the establishment of CTW and the creation of Sesame Street. Morrisett was particularly active in developing the proposal and raising the initial funds, and he remained a guiding force of CTW, as Chairman of the Board of Directors. But it was Cooney who articulated the creative vision and established the organization which brought it to reality." (Bio of Joan Ganz Cooney, Museum of Television and Radio.) Joan Ganz Cooney's grandfather, Emil Ganz, was President of the National Bank of Arizona, and her father, Sylvan Cleveland Ganz, was a Vice President. (Right Place, Right Time, by Barbara Yost. Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, Mar. 23, 2001, v83 n25.)

Cooney bio / Museum of Television and Radio
Right Place, Right Time / Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

Cooney is a Life Trustee of public television station Thirteen / WNET in New York City, several of whose founders were involved in stacking the Federal Communications Commission to obtain anti-smoker John Banzhaf's "Fairness Doctrine" ruling. Former CBS president Frank Stanton is a fellow Life Trustee, and regular trustees include former American Health Foundation trustee D. Ronald Daniel, and Josh S. Weston, former Chairman of the Board of anti-smoker Frank Lautenberg's ADP.

Corporate Officers and the Board of Trustees / Thirteen WNET
The Fairy Tale of John Banzhaf and the "Fairness Doctrine"

Cooney was a director of the Johnson & Johnson Co. from 1978 to 2001. She has also been a director of The Chase Manhattan Corp. and The Chase Manhattan Bank, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. [1981 NCSH corporate villain] and Xerox Corp., and a trustee of the New York and Presbyterian Hospitals Inc., and the Educational Broadcasting Corporation.

Johnson & Johnson 2001 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Johnson & Johnson)

Cooney retired from the board of directors of Xerox Corporation in 1995. Her fellow directors included Ralph Larsen, the chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson; Bobby Inman, former Deputy Director of Central Intelliogence; Vernon E. Jordan, a director of the Ford Foundation; John E. Pepper, the president of Procter & Gamble; and Thomas C. Theobold, partner of William Blair Capital Management.

Xerox 1995 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Cooney joined the board of directors of Edison Schools in 2000, where Benno C. Schmidt Jr. has been chairman of the board since 1997. Cheryl Wilhoyte, Madison, Wisconsin's former Superintendent of Schools from 1992 to 1998, joined the company as Executive Vice President in 1998, and Deborah M. McGriff, Milwaukee's former Deputy Superintendent of Schools, was Executive Vice President of Development.

Edison Schools 2003 DEF M14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Peter G. Peterson

Joan Ganz Cooney is married to Peter G. Peterson, co-founder and chairman of the Blackstone Goup; director of Tristar Inc. and Sony Corp., and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Also a former director of Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co., Federated Department Stores, Black & Decker Manufacturing Co., General Foods Corp., RCA, The Continental Group, Cities Service, and UCAR International; Chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers from 1973-77, then after the merger with Kuhn, Loeb, was chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb from 1977-1984; Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations; a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development, the Japan Society and the Museum of Modern Art; and a director of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Public Agenda and the Nixon Foundation. He joined the McCann-Erickson advertising agency (now the Interpublic Group of Companies) in 1952 and became General Manager of its Chicago office until 1958; then he was an executive vice-president, director, president and CEO of Bell & Howell between 1958 and 1971. He was appointed to various positions by Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Clinton. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Chicago (MBA). (Peterson bio. The Concord Coalition.) He replaced Frederick L. Ehrman as chairman and chief executive of Lehman Brothers. (Peterson Named Chief Executive of Lehman Brothers. New York Times, Jul. 27, 1973.)

Peterson bio / The Concord Coalition

Peterson was a member of the council on medical and biological research at the University of Chicago, whose chairman, Gardner H. Stern, said the division is engaged in one of the most intensive cancer research programs in the world with 9 million dollars spent each year for cancer research and education. Other members included Dr. Lowell T. Coggeshall, vice presidents for special assignments, University of Chicago [former president of the American Cancer Society]; Fairfax M. Cone, chairman of the executive committee of Foote, Cone & Belding; W. Wallace Tudor, vice president of Sears Roebuck and Company; and Henry Crown and Maurice Goldblatt [who were founding members of the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation in 1946]. (U. of Chicago Appoints Advisory Council. Chicago Tribune, Jul. 18, 1965.)

Peterson's partners at Lehman included Andrew G.C. Sage II, a descendant of the founder of Cornell University and a director of R.J. Reynolds Industries.

Albert and Mary Lasker's crony, Emerson Foote, was a Vice President of McCann-Erickson from 1951 to 1957 and returned in 1958. "In 1958-'61, Mr. Foote, then senior VP of McCann, virtually commuted between Chicago and New York on various fire-fighting expeditions." Encyclopedia Britannica was one of their major accounts. "This situation, it was learned, dated back to the late 1950s, when Peter G. (Pete) Peterson resigned the management to join Bell & Howell (he is now President.)" (Foote Heads McCann Chicago; Daniels Resigns. Advertising Age, March 2, 1964). Dan Provost of McCann-Erickson handled Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company between 1957 and 1961. Peterson's successor as President of Bell & Howell was Donald N. Frey, who was a trustee of the Salk Institute, circa 1971.

Advertising Age, 1964 / UCSF (pdf, 2 pp)

When he was named Secretary of Commerce, Peterson's investments were put in a blind trust handled by Lazard Freres partner Felix Rohatyn. (The Lazard Freres Style. New York Times, May 28, 1972.)

Between 1979 and 1984, during the period that Peterson was chairman and CEO, John C. Maxwell of the tobacco analysts, Maxwell Associates, was associated with Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb. Maxwell Associates held Tobacco Seminars for investors. (Inventories cloud cigarette survey. By John C. Maxwell. From Advertising Age, Nov. 20, 1982.)

Inventories cloud cigarette survey, 1982 / UCSF (pdf, 2 pp)

Another analyst at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb from 1981 to August 1984 was Scott M. Stuart. From September 1984 to June 1986, he was at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; then, in September, he joined Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), who shortly began their takeover of RJ Reynolds, with Stuart as an officer and director.

"BlackRock was originally the Financial Management portion of Peter G. Peterson and Stephen A. Schwarzman’s Blackstone Group…" BlackRock managed AIG’s Maiden Lane LLC investments that were purchased by the Federal Reserve. "In the initial stages of the U.S. government’s bailout of the financial system, Maiden Lane III paid large sums of money to a number of other European banks, including some U.S. institutions already receiving money from the government. Though these transactions were ostensibly designed to pay debts on credit default swaps held by AIG Financial Products, Maiden Lane III ultimately served as a conduit to funnel large sums of taxpayer money to pay off private debts owed to foreign corporations." (BlackRock Inc. Public Intelligence, accessed 02/08/15.)

BlackRock Inc. / Public Intelligence

BlackRock owns controlling interests in anti-smoking corporations CVS and Johnson & Johnson, as well as in both Altria Group and Philip Morris, and in Lorillard, too. And a current director of Philip Morris and a close relative of a past director were on the board of directors of BlackRock. (Another Reason Not to Shop at CVS. The Real Smokers' Rights Blog.)

Another Reason Not to Shop at CVS / The Real Smokers' Rights Blog

Harry Morris Lasker III

Albert D. Lasker's brother, Harry M. Lasker, died of cancer in the 1920s, and his family donated $50,000 to the American Society for the Control of Cancer in his name. Harry M. Lasker Jr. died in World War II.

Harry M. Lasker III was on the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education from 1972 to 1987, and "was actively involved with the development of Sesame Street and other national programs developed by the Children's Television Workshop." He co-founded Renaissance Solutions in 1992, and in 1999, "a major African American portal which was eventually sold to AOL Time Warner in August, 2000" (Harry M. Lasker bio, Cerylion.) Other partners of have included Quincy Jones and former Time-Warner executive Martin Payson. (Co-founders of Sell Venture to Time-Warner. New York Times, Sep. 7, 2000.) He is currently the founder and chairman of Cerylion.

Harry M. Lasker bio / Cerylion

In 1990, Lasker was on the Advisory Panel of the OTA report on "Workplace Training: Competing in the New International Economy."

Workplace Training / Princeton University (pdf, 5pp)

Lasker is a director of VUE (Visual Understanding in Education), an art education company. Co-founding director Abigail Housen is a crony from the Harvard University Center for Research in Children's Television.

Board of Directos / VUE

About "Web site trace black history, culture" [sic], headline by South Coast Today, March 7, 2000; article by Verena Dobnik, AP.

Dobnik, 2000 / South Coast Today

Some comments posted about, March 5, 2000: "My Sisters: It looks like my worst fears concerning may have been realized. These folks have us wrapped up. Please read the attached info carefully... Please visit and you will see the background information (copied below for your convenience) on Then ask yourself the following questions and consider the following information: Who is Dr. Harry M. Lasker? Is he the same Harry M. Lasker who is an officer of Renaissance Solutions in Lincoln, MA?... Why did they make a point of saying everything is 'multi-racial'? Even more interesting is the following: Why is the site developed by Israeli developers rather than Black people, or even Americans? What do I mean? The credits note that Koret Communications is their developer. The staff listed for Harvard Square Netcasting (which appears to have copyright ownership, if not business ownership of the site) lists a Reuven Koret as the ONLY officer listed. In case you are interested in Mr. Koret's political inclinations, check out some of his opinions concerning the Oslo accords... If you notice 'Commtouch' next to Reuven's name, they are probably referring to CommTouch software... the Israeli-owned/managed company... that provides's free e-mail service. Speaking of Koret Communications, ... they have the following stated mission: 'Koret Communications Ltd. helps Israeli companies get the word out to the world via the Web, multimedia, and the printed page.'... So while claims to have the following objectives: a. to present accurate, interesting, entertaining, and socially constructive information and commentary reflecting the diverse concerns of people of African descent... It makes a point of employing 'multi-racial' groups for everything, and sends their development dollars to Israel. Hmmmmm, I guess hiring mostly Black folks and finding some Black web site developers from the thousands of Black web sites out there would not help accomplish those objectives. Maybe you Black web developers should see how easily you can get a job developing an Israeli-oriented web site in Israel! At least they know how to take care of their own. Maybe one day we will too, but not today. AFRICANA.COM IS A SHAM AND A FRONT!"

History Notes Group /

Lasker's partner in, Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr., is chairman of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Harvard University. He is also an honorary trustee of the Brookings Institute, along with former RAND trustee William T. Coleman Jr.; former American Health Foundation Trustee D. Ronald Daniel; Cummins Engine Company CEO Henry B. Schacht and director Walter Y. Elisha; Levi Strauss CEO Robert D. Haas; and RJ Reynolds director Vernon E. Jordan.

Gates bio / Elite Watch

The Carnegie Corporation of New York gave a $165,000 grant to the Educational Netcasting Foundation to disseminate's encyclopedia and CD-ROM "to selected small public libraries in the United States and selected public and university libraries in South Africa, Botswana and Kenya." ENF has also received grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation and the Markle Foundation.

2002 Annual Report / Carnegie Corp. of New York (pdf)

The School Health Curriculum Project

The School Health Curriculum Project was developed and tested by the National Council on Smoking and Health in 1969, and the Centers for Disease Control funded the Education Development Center, Inc., to develop Teenage Health Teaching Modules. (State and Local Programs on Smoking and Health. Office on Smoking and Health, Public Health Service, US DHHS, circa 1986.)

School Health Curriculum Project / UCSF (pdf, 158 pp)

The National Education Association

"NEA's Recreation and Physical Education Department is the most active unit in matters relating to smoking... In December 1962 some 200 high school athletic and physical education directors and secondary school administrators adopted a resolution which, in part, expressed disproval [sic] of endorsement of cigarettes and liquor by professional athletes... In August 1964, the NEA issued a gatefold leaflet, 'Cigarettes and the Schools,' citing some of the findings of the Surgeon General's report and emphasizing that both parents and teachers should set an example by not smoking... It has become a member of the National Interagency Council on Smoking and Health." (A Directory of Some Groups Conducting Campaigns on Smoking, Nov. 2, 1964, page 14.)

A Directory of Some Groups Conducting Campaigns on Smoking, 1964 / UCSF (pdf, 23 pp)

David Darland, Ed.D., Associate Director, Instruction and Professional Development of the National Education Association, participated in Work Group 1, "Prevention of Smoking Through Comprehensive School Health Education," National Conference on Smoking or Health, Nov. 18, 1981.

Work Group 1, NCSH 1981 / UCSF (pdf, 21 pp)

Keith Geiger

Keith Geiger, President of the National Education Association, was a Trustee of the American Health Foundation between September 1990 and February 1993. He was Vice President when NEA President Mary Hatwood Futrell snarled in a 1987 letter to Philip Morris CEO Hamish Maxwell that "Smoking has been shown to be addictive and dangerous to those who smoke and even to those who are around smokers," and demanding that the company not expose the babes to "role models" who smoke. In the meantime, this witch who is supposed to be educating kids is conditioning them to be mindless little Hitler Youths. (Futrell joined former AHF Trustee Louis G. Lower on the board of directors of Horace Mann Educators Corp. in 2001.)

AHF Trustees
Futrell to Maxwell, 1987 / UCSF (pdf, 2 pp)

Geiger was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Academic Programs of the US Dept. of State from 1997 to 2001. He was President of the NEA for seven years before joining the State Department to oversee the Fulbright scholarship program. Fellow AHF Trustee Robert L. Dilenschneider has been on the Board of Trustees of the IIE since 1989.

Geiger bio / Emporia State University

Geiger hosted the dinner and awards ceremony at the 20th Anniversary Conference of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at the Institute of International Education (home of the Fulbright program). Humphrey's son Skip, the corrupt Minnesota Attorney General who stole the $368 billion from smokers via the tobacco settlement, boasted of his exploits.

Humphrey Fellowship Program / Institute of International Education

National Association of Secondary School Principals

William C. Parrish, Assistant Director of Research, National Association of Secondary School Principals, participated in Group 1, "Prevention of Smoking Through Comprehensive School Health Education," National Conference on Smoking or Health, Nov. 18, 1981.

Work Group 1, NCSH 1981 / UCSF (pdf, 21 pp)

National PTA

Mrs. Lofton H. Alley, of the Commision on Health and Welfare of the National PTA, participated in Group 1, "Prevention of Smoking Through Comprehensive School Health Education," National Conference on Smoking or Health, Nov. 18, 1981.

Work Group 1, NCSH 1981 / UCSF (pdf, 21 pp)

The American Cancer Society

"The American Cancer Society: Probably the organization whose leaflets, posters and project materials show up most in educational institutions. The Society distributes teaching kits to schools: Kindergarten to Grade 3: 'An Early Start to Good Health' - My Body (Kindergarten); My Self (Grade One); My Health (Grade Two); My Choice (Grade Three). Grade 4-6: Health Network 'Habits, Attitudes and Decisions that form the network of good health' [including filmstrips, dice game, booklets, posters, cassettes]. Junior High School: Nature of Cancer. Senior High School: Nature of Cancer.. 'An Early Start to Good Health' and Health Network take an overall look at the ingredients of good health, with advice against smoking included in a whole spectrum of tips on, for example, the need to brush teeth daily, eat breakfast regularly, avoid junk food, etc." (Interim Report on Research for the RJR Social Responsibility Program. Rogers & Cowar, Public Relations, Beverly Hills, CA., Nov. 1983, p. 6.)

Rogers & Cowan, 1983 / UCSF (pdf, 48 pp)

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

CHHCS is at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services "Core support for CHHS is provided by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Additional funding comes from the Bureau of Primary Health Care, US Department of Health and Human Services." Until very recently it was called "Making the Grade," RWJF's controversial $25 million-plus program to establish school-based health centers.

RWJF's side of the story / RWJF
Recent RWJF grants / RWJF

"School Health: A Bridge Between Public Health and Health Care," by Philip R Nader, on the CHHCS website, blows numerous kisses to Roz Lasker.

Nader / CHHCS

Institute of Medicine policy report, "Schools and Health: Our Nation's Investment" 1997.

IOM "Schools and Health" / NAP

Rick Stoddard Youth Tobacco Program

"Rick Stoddard came to the attention of the anti-smoking campaign team at Arnold Advertising in Boston via an obituary written by Stoddard, in which he insisted in emphasizing lung cancer as the cause of death, a practice sometimes avoided by Funeral Parlors, the usual obituary writers. A front Page story in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette about Marie's obituary and Rick's determination in articulating the cause was forwarded to the agency by the American Cancer Society, and the rest is history." (Cause "Pick" of the Month., accessed 3/10/08; DPH ad campaign to tell story of smoking victim. By Michael Lasalandra. Boston Herald, May 17, 2000.) Stoddard's stock-in-trade is blubbering about his late wife, a smoker who was diagnosed with lung cancer at age 46. This is deceitful because of the statistically near-zero likelihood of lung cancer among people less than 50 years old. Also, at least a quarter of all non-small cell lung carcinomas are caused by human papillomavirus, and this percentage is likely to rise by at least 50% due to improvements in HPV detection. The Kansas Tobacco Use Prevention program used these spots in 2004 and 2005, and the Rhode Island program used them as well.


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