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A Domino Theory

Ray Goldstein
Tobacco Industry Documents Specialist
Jul 6 2011 - 10:00am

Ed Domino, M.D., an associate professor of pharmacology at the University of Michigan, received his first money from the Tobacco Industry Research Committee (TIRC) to study nicotine in 1958. He wrote: “The psychic pleasure of tobacco smoking is very great. It is proposed that there are important neuropharmacological mechanisms underlying this phenomenon. This project proposal is concerned with elaborating some of these mechanisms.”
The tobacco industry, by way of its shield the Council for Tobacco Research (CTR), renewed Domino's grants seamlessly through 1972. Then, in October, for the first time one of Ed Domino's proposals, No. 873, was rejected by the CTR sub-committee tasked with evaluating and acting on requests for money. Likewise for his next in line Project No. 905, and that was that.
It took just two strikes to knock Ed Domino out of the Grants game.
"A Domino Theory" seeks to elaborate the circumstances of Ed Domino’s meteoric fall from grace in 1972.

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