Proactive...............................Medicare presc. drug............Coverage of specific company drug
Reactive................................Preserve industry tax break..Preserve company contract
|February 1994||The FDA announces its intention to regulate tobacco as a drug; It begins an investigation into whether cigarette manufacturers designed their products to take advantage of the pharmacological effects of nicotine.|
|April 1994||OSHA announces a proposed rule that would regulate indoor air quality in workplaces that allow smoking.|
|June 1994||RJ Reynolds runs “I’d like to get government off my back” advertisement in national print media.|
|September 1994||OSHA begins hearings on its proposed rule, which eventually draw more than 115 000 comments, most of which were solicited by the tobacco industry.|
|October 1994||Mongoven, Biscoe and Duchin proposes the creation of an ad hoc GGOOB coalition.|
First identified press release for GGOOB (in North Carolina); introduces “GGOOB resolution.”
|Beginning of 1995||Roster of organizations that sponsor GGOOB modified to suggest a national focus; tobacco organizations no longer listed.|
|February 1995||US House of Representatives passes a moratorium on new federal regulation as part of the Republican Contract With America.|
|March 1995||GGOOB designates March as “Regulatory Revolt Month” and organizes rallies in 12 states.|
US Senate debates moratorium on new federal regulation (comparable to US House bill).
OSHA hearings closed.
|April 1995||Mongoven, Biscoe and Duchin writes follow-up memo regarding|
GGOOB to RJ Reynolds and proposes additional mobilization.
|August 1995||Draft FDA rule announced; proposes restrictions on advertising to minors.|
OSHA follow-up hearings closed.
|January 1996||OSHA comment period closed.|
|December 2001||OSHA withdraws proposed rule.|