Hector Croxatto

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Dr Hector Croxattowas enlisted by the law firm Covington & Burling into a small group of Latin American academics and medical specialist who were willing to act under cover for the tobacco industry in their own countries. They were called "ETS Consultants" but they were actually enlisted as lobbyists -- they had no consulting role with the tobacco companies whatsoever. The report on him reveals this propaganda emphasis:

Dr Hector Croxatto is a Professor of Medicine at the Catholic University of Chile. A recipient of the national science prize, Dr Croxatto is well known in Chile. He speaks English very well.

Dr Croxatto attended both McGill and Bariloche (conferences). He told me that he thought the findings in the McGill book were "controversial ." He has unsuccessfully attempted to get studies in indoor air quality issues off the ground at Catholic University. Dr Croxatto is very impressive. But he is eighty-five years old, and very busy. He can offer us only sporadic help, such as occasional literature review and commentary.


Latin American ETS Consultants Program
Latin American ETS (Doc Index)
Bariloche Conference

Documents & Timeline

A few dozen of these "ETS Consultants were recruited in the 1991-1995 period. The details are in the Latin American ETS (Doc Index) entry.