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Geoffrey (Geoff) Lowe     [ Dr]    

— An academic from Hull University who worked for the tobacco industry and was involved in ARISE conferences. —  

Some key documents

1991 Oct 17-20: Preface to the Health Promotion Research Trust, has a handwritten file note saying "Warburton" — which means it is to be filed under his name.

    It includes details of a "Comparative Substances Use Workshop II, Venice" organised by David Warburton in association with ARISE.

  • Dr Michael Bozarth, State University of New York
  • Dr Steve Van Toller, University of Warwick
  • Dr Gary Beauchamp, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia
  • Prof Gerd Kobal, Germany [no university given — actually works for Philip Morris USA.]
  • Dr Verner Knott, Alcohol & drug Dependence Unit, Ottawa
  • Prof Ian Hindmarch, Robens Institute, Surrey
  • Dr Sherwin Feinhandler, Social Systems Analyst, Massachusetts
  • Dr Geoff Lowe, Hull University
  • Dr John Luik, Brock University, Ontario
  • Dr Petr Skrabenek, University of Dublin [James McCormick's associate]
  • Dr Digby Anderson, Social Affairs Unit, London

    Prof Warburton held a successful press conference in Venice with journalists from national press and local TV, and an article is also to be submitted to the journal New Scientist. Dr James Le Fanu, a participant at the
    workshop, is a medical writer for the Daily Telegraph and is likely to discuss the
    issues raised in his column.

1995 April 23 - 26: ARISE Workshop in Amsterdam introduced by Dr Van der Heijden, Director of the WHO in Bilhoven,

[WHO's Netherland's director, Van der Heijden appears to have been very easily sucked in by these lobbyists.]
  • David Warburton [tobacco tout] — survey of 16 developed countries The survey was carried out in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, United Kingdom, United States and Canada. It was designed to discover the problems in the office workplace. The main finding was the common pattern that work was the major stressor (50%), worldwide.Nearly 8 out of 10 people who were stressed in the workplace found work was the major stressor in their lives.
  • David Warburton and Judy Sulter from Competitive Edge, Peachtree City, Georgia — they have identified some contributing factors. to stress. Job disastisfaction is a predictor of ill health and absenteeism.
    "From research in the University of Reading's own laboratory, scientific evidence showed that a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, a cigarette, a few pieces of chocolate — these sort of little pleasures — calm people and make them feel better. Thus, these little pleasures can be an antidote to the stressors of life and help maintain an overall harmonious lifestyle."
  • Prof Marianne Frankenhaeuser, Uni of Stockholm. — Problems with hormones and stress. — "Relaxing & Unwinding & Its Hormonal Correlates"
  • Prof Hera Tsimara-Papastamatiou, Uni of Athens, — stressors and the progress of disease — "Stressors and Cancer"
  • Prof, Klaus Jung, Uni of Mainz — the role of physical activity [Missing from second record]
  • Dr Jan Snel, Uni of Amsterdam — caffeine — "Coffee & Information Processing"
  • Prof Alberto Oliverio, Nat Resarch Center, Italy [Missing from one record] "Hormones & Immune Response"
  • Dr Michael Bozarth, State Uni of New York [tobacco tout] [Missing from one record] "Brain Mechanisms of Pleasure Against Stressors"
  • Prof Andy Smith, Uni of Bristol — food and caffeine's effect on memory — "Coffee & Sweets & Shift Work"
  • Prof Ian Hindmarch, Uni of Surrey [tobacco tout] nicotine, caffeine and chocolate improve congnitive and psychomotor performance. "Pleasure, Products & Everyday Skills."
  • Dr Geoff Lowe, Uni of Hull [tobacco tout]— alcohol and creativity in artists "Pleasure, Products & Creativity".
  • Prof Chris Gratton and Simon Holliday, Sheffield Hallam Uni — pleasure choices [Missing from Second record]
  • Prof Michael Robbins, Uni of Missouri-Columbia [Omitted from main record] — "Rituals of Pleasure in Everyday Life"
  • Prof Christie Davies, Uni of Reading, sociologist — prohibitions lead to criminal behavior.— "Moralistic Approaches to Pleasure"
  • Prof Keith Botsford, Prof of Journalism and History, Boston Uni [tobacco tout]"The New Puritanism".
  • Dr Digby Anderson, Director of the Social Affairs Unit in London [tobacco tout] — political sociologist spoke on "The Nanny State Against Living"
  • Dr Faith Fitzgerald, Uni of California, Medical School of Davis
        — right to choose to die from either Altzheimers or CHD from smoking.
  • Prof James McCormick, Trinity College Dublin [tobacco tout] — questioned the value of preventative medicine. — "Sick To Death of the Health Gurus"
  • Prof Jean-Francois Malberby, Sherbrooke Uni, Canada [Omitted from one record] "Autonomy & Prevention"
  • Dr Bruce Charlton, Uni of Newcastle [Omitted from one record] "Antidotes to Health Scares."[?]
  • Dr John Luik, Niagra Institute [tobacco tout]— Does health have a moral basis? — "The Important Choices in Life."
  • Prof Claude Javeau, Uni Libre de Bruxelle [tobacco tout] — Spoke on state intrusions into decision-making about pleasure pose significant dangers to democracy "The Choice of the Pleasures of Life and The Defence of Democracy"
Conference Conclusion: ARISE's recommendation is that people should live a life of moderate hedonism, so that they can live to the full the only life they are ever likely to have.



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