Table comparing Hawaii's liquor and tobacco regulations. Compares licensing, sales to minors, sign requirements, retail training, sampling, unit sales, inspections, vending, and preemption.
Memorandum from the Tobacco Institute explaining that Alabama H. 1177, proposed by Malcolm Bethea, which would prohibit the advertising of tobacco and tobacco products has not been reported out of the House Business and Labor Committee. Explains that because of the lack of remaining days in the session to pass the bill, "the bill is now dead."
Outline of election participation for the state of Delaware. States objective "to get the right public officials elected and to support those officials who are reasonable and accessible to the PM point of view of fairness, tolerance and accommodation." Lists key issues in the state including enactment of AAA legislation, Medicaid liability and smoking bans. Discusses current and projected political atmosphere, and contribution philosophy. Mentions strategies. Provides alternative resources such as funding PACs, and soft money. Concludes with succession planning for federal office. Includes notes next to each of the outlined points.
States "not infrequently we are asked to describe our public relations program," and adds "we have been using the attached" to save time and "in the belief that a third-party assessment has additional credibility." Includes attached report discussing history of Tobacco Institute and of the "Anti-Tobacco Campaign," TI's "General Public Relations Policy" and "Public Relations Policy Relating to 'Public Smoking'."
Indicates the following subjects were discusses at State Activities Policy Committee meeting: Alabama uniform state tax; smoking restriction legislation and "possible initiative campaign" in Colorado; clove cigarette ban legislation pending in Maryland, Missouri and Ohio; "current industry approach to smokeless 'warning' label legislation, and states "the committee encouraged regular communication with the Smokeless Tobacco Council"; review and continued monitoring of product liability legislation; agreement the "the industry should oppose initiative and referendum enabling legislation"; report on "pending, or likely to be considered, industry issues in Congress"; review of "status of key industry legislation in several states"; and "the necessity for, and importance of, coordination of industry activity in states where various industry trade associations and TI [Tobacco Institute] member companies have each retained state counsel."
Discusses strategies and action plans to "address the public's attitude toward smoking and aggressively combat regulatory threats and problems."
Advises that "the TI [Tobacco Institute] and TTC [Tobacco Tax Council] have accomplished the joint selection of A-K Associates, Inc. as the Industry's lead lobbyist in California." Discusses compensation arrangements between tobacco manufacturers and A-K Associates.
Lists Public Affairs Department "Key Objectives" for 1984. Includes objectives regarding: federal labeling legislation; changing "discriminatory state and local laws to permit sales of Century"; public relations programs; legislative reports; public affairs training and administration; supplier contact program; pursuit of "legislative remedies for adverse state court decisions and Federal statutes regarding product liability"; newsletter for senior management; Congressional Dialogue series; National Tobacco Education Council; political party conventions and conferences; Good Government Fund; timely responses to inquiries; and Tobacco Support Program.
States "at the September 26 Policy Committee meeting, questions were raised about (1) recent action before the Chicago City Council on tax matters and (2) whether or not a new tobacco advertising ban ruling on modes of transportation had been initiated in San Diego." Lists "responses to these questions."
Proposes Tobacco Institute Public Affairs Division budget and operating plan for: administrative needs; scientific affairs; media relations; information center; taxes; fire safety; coalitions; advertising restrictions; public smoking; social costs; airlines; and production services.
States "over the past few years, the Committee of Counsel has requested the State Activities Division to monitor, screen and report on product liability legislation at the state level." Indicates "Martin Haley Companies' State Service Group" has been contracted " to monitor this issue and the related 'right to know' issue."
Indicates "the California clove cigarette study bill (A2559) passed the legislature and now awaits action by the governor." Adds "the legislative findings and the moratorium on the sale of clove cigarettes were removed prior to final passage." Concludes "our latest update on the clove cigarette situation in other states is also enclosed for your information" (not included).
States "the tobacco industry values greatly the support and assistance provided by Rite Aid Corporation over the years in challenging anti-tobacco legislation around the country." Clarifies industry position on Maryland S. 116, stating "the proposed legislation would change current law only by increasing the age of purchase from 'under 16' to 'under 18'," and adding "we have instructed our state legislative counsel in Maryland not to take a position on this legislation." Asserts "smoking is an adult custom and that the cigarette manufacturers do not want youth to smoke - as a matter of policy and a matter of practice." States hope "that we could continue to count on your support as the entire tobacco industry faces mounting pressure in the Congress, state legislatures and on the municipal level."
Memorandum reporting on the passage of a bill in Washington D. C. which would ban smoking in retail outlets, public health care and education facilities, and public meetings, as well as limiting smoking in taxicabs. Calls for employees of the tobacco industry to write to mayor Barry urging him to not sign the bill into law. Instructs writers to write on personal stationary, and to include listed arguments against the bill. Includes lack of public hearings on the issue and cost of enforcement.
States "the Tobacco Institute has initiated a program to monitor and report on proposed tort law reform and product liability legislation in the states" and requests recipient's "assistance in this effort." Instructs that recipient should "continue to give priority attention to legislation directed explicitly at the tobacco industry." Asks recipient to "obtain for our review" copies of tort reform and product liability legislation "in your state," and to "monitor and report any action on those bills we identify as being of special interest to our industry." Discusses "details about the procedures we have instituted for this highly important project."
Discusses efforts to defeat a "Constitutional amendment for initiative and Referendum on the state ballot for the November 4, 1980 elections." Informs that "William Brooks of the well respected Minneapolis law firm Chestnut and Brooks and one of the principal state lobbyists in Minnesota has mounted a campaign to defeat the proposed amendment." Lists interest groups opposing "I&R" [Initiative & Referendum], including voter organizations, labor unions, and citizens' groups. Reviews plans for campaign to "capitalize upon this impressive array of opponent organizations" to assure that the members of the organizations "then vote accordingly." Includes means and amounts of financing for campaign.
Describes the "pitfalls of overemphasizing election campaign approaches in Corporate Public Affairs." Asserts that "smokers are a minority and any minority is more likely to succeed by legislative and regulatory lobbying than by going directly to voters." Argues that "line managers must closely question every aspect of staff recommendations about engaging in public elections campaigns" because "the short- and long-term risks are too great to be entrusted only to the staff members who will be most involved."
Asserts "contrary to the anti-smokers' claims, there apparently is no trend toward restrictive workplace smoking policies and hiring practices," and cites a survey of "1100 of the nation's largest and fastest growing companies" conducted by "our economic consultant, UCLA Dean Lew Solmon." States the findings of the study "will be an effective government and public relations tool to counter 'bandwagon' arguments supporting restrictive legislation and policies." Asserts "the survey reinforces our argument that companies can and are effectively dealing with the issue on their own - - there is no need for restrictive legislation."
States "attached is a report on workplace smoking material and other resources available to State Activities to combat public smoking proposals." (Cover Memo to Document beginning at Bates # 85662542).
Indicates attachment of a "Resource Inventory" (not included). States "the [Tobacco Institute State Activities] Division's use of the 'workplace kits' serves as an example of how we employ resource material." Describes "successful use of the kit" in lobbying state and local officials, as well as with organization and coalition members and the press.
Asserts "an explosion of anti-smoking legislation was introduced at both the state and local levels" as a result of "the 1986 Surgeon General and National Academy of Sciences reports on environmental tobacco smoke." States "midway through the year it was apparent that the budget for public smoking was not adequate to meet the legislative support and public communication challenges these reports presented." Indicates additional funds were "made available in August," allowing implementation of "plans to encourage the hospitality industry to recognize smokers as a significant portion of their clientele, with development of ETS and indoor air quality advertising, and with plans to increase significantly the number of experts on the road bringing the workplace/ETS/indoor air quality issues to the public via media tours." Includes objectives, strategies and tactics, and budget itemization of public smoking issue plans.
Discusses 5-year (1984-1988) plan for RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJRT) Public Affairs Department. Lists market share growth, the changing of "state and local tax laws to permit sales of Century," direct marketing restrictions, external influences, Taxation and Tobacco Support Programs, liability, political participation, and expenditures to the RJRT Political Action Committee as key areas to be addressed. Outlines strategies and objectives for each issue.
Contains "notes on PR [Public Relations] Division followup of the workplace project." Discusses the following topics: "study to identify design/planning concerns in workplace segregation"; "cost analysis of actual workplace restrictions" in Suffolk County, NY; legal implications of workplace smoking restrictions; "additional research by Dr. Solmon and others" on workplace smoking restriction policies; "survey of supervisors and union officials on productivity factors"; "resolutions, speeches, articles and other materials from labor sources"; and "report from University of Geneva Environmental Tobacco Smoke Workshop".
Outlines strategies to deal with "key Issue(s)" of Social Acceptability and Leaf Availability. Discusses: 1) strengthening of industry organizations; 2) support of the smoker's decision to smoke and the "social custom of smoking"; 3) establishment of "a more aggressive smoking and health posture for the Tobacco Industry"; 4) the reduction of impact of adverse legislation, litigation, and regulation; 5) the development of "coalitions and alliances"; and 6) leaf availability issues.
Graph comparing 8 causes of death. Lists in order smoking (933), alcohol (465), accidents (272), infant mortality (204), drug overdose (155), homicide (148), AIDS (143), and suicide (43).