About

Anne Landman became a Registered Respiratory Therapist in 1982 and from 1982-1999 worked in the emergency room, acute-care hospitals, a rehab center and finally in home care until 1996. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction in 1992 (then Mesa State College). From 1996-2004 she worked for the American Lung Association of Colorado heading their Western Region Office. In 1997, while working for the Lung Association, the attorneys general from 46 states sued the tobacco industry and millions of tobacco industry documents were placed on the internet as a result of these lawsuits. Anne studied these documents out of curiosity on her own time, and as a result became a professional tobacco document research specialist. From 2005-06 she completed a 15 month fellowship at the University of California San Francisco’s Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education under Dr. Stanton Glantz, who invited her to apply for the fellowship. From 1999-2006 she published studies and analyses of tobacco industry behavior in major medical journals, including the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), the Journal of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Tobacco Control Journal and Social Science and Medicine. She has testified as a document archivist in trials against the tobacco industry, and based on what she learned from the documents she became a national and international speaker on corporate PR strategies and tactics. After observing similarities between the way the tobacco industry operates and the PR strategies other big industries began adopting, Anne’s interests expanded to include corporate, government and political PR strategies, including tactics like greenwashing, pinkwashing, healthwashing, greedwashing, use of front groups to affect public opinion and so-called “corporate social responsibility” programs. From 2006 until 2012 she worked for the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), publisher of PRWatch.org and SourceWatch.org. While at CMD, she started SourceWatch’s Tobacco information portal and served as Managing Editor of PRWatch and SourceWatch. In addition to corporate behavior, Anne is interested in local, state and national political shenanigans, consumer scams, and more. This blog contains news and views that Anne finds of interest, as well as her own original writing and observations. The opinions in the blog are her own.

Tobacco Document Research

As a tobacco document researcher, Anne analyzed and summarized thousands of tobacco industry documents. Her document analyses have been published in the international medical journal Tobacco Control, where she described tobacco industry aggression toward businesses that voluntarily enacted smoke-free policies, and in the American Journal of Public Health, where she exposed the political and social benefits that the tobacco industry derives from its “youth smoking prevention programs.” Her research has also been published in the journal Social Science and Medicine and Journal of the American Public Health Association (APHA). As Anne’s research career progressed, she felt a wider audience should see and learn from the information in industry documents and created an Internet list serve to which, at its peak, over 3,000 health advocates from 35 countries subscribed. Her document discoveries assisted other countries in suing the tobacco companies. One of her most famous findings was the R.J. Reynolds internal sales presentation titled “Project S.C.U.M,” which discussed RJR’s plans to increase sales of Red Kamel cigarettes to gay, immigrant, youth and homeless people in the San Francisco area. You can browse Anne’s document collection at Tobacco Documents Online. Under “Research Collections,” check “Landman.”

Anne lives in western Colorado with her husband, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Social Worker and Certified Addictions Counselor, and their amazingly well-behaved and trustworthy rescue dog, O. Contact her at Anne@AnneLandmanblog.com, or at (970) 216-9842.

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  22 comments for “About

  1. you are a coward anne

    “Please keep comments civil and informative. Refrain from name-calling, taunting, use of profanity, posting any personal identifying information about others and use of personal insults. Violating the Comment Policy can result in termination of comment privileges.”

    what would seamus say ?

    • I’d probably say, “If you have an issue with me, feel free to take it up with me, instead of crying about it.”

      But, that’d be the adult thing to do.

      So, carry on, I suppose.

  2. In graduate school, we learned the importance of community organizers. Anne represents the role of community organizer in the shadow of Saul Alinsky and others. How great to read someone who does the research and finds the sources without distorted thinking.

    • Saul Alinsky is a reach. Your master’s should be revoked just from that comparison alone.

      Ann Landmann is nothing more than a technologically-inept, jaded, angry, small-town boomer bully who is apparently so unsuccessful in her career stalking people on the Internet that she allocates all of $10 per month on Go Daddy to maintain this ghetto website with the sentence structure of an 11 year old. Is her husband really that bad of a therapist that his own wife spends her time harassing her neighbors on the internet like some high school girl who never made the cheerleading squad? The unresolved childhood trauma comes through loud and clear on this pathetic attempt at blogging. Mr. Ann Landmann is clearly unqualified to be advising people on how to reel in their anger when his wife took a page out of the Mean Girls playbook and disparages successful businesspeople in her community. It’s a bad look, really, to be slandering people in her small town who actually put time and money and effort into positively impacting the community. She’s not a community organizer. She’s an unemployed local troll who never matured beyond the age of 11. Who hurt you, Ann? Have you ever considered therapy? Or a chiropractic adjustment? You look like you’re suffering from a lot of neck tension. Or maybe loosen that face mask. You’re the poster child for cerebral hypoxia.

    • I too am a devotee of Alynsky. I would appreciate any and all communications regarding you and Ann’s community activism. We must stop the Red Wave that is threatening our democracy.

  3. Dear Anne,
    The City Council is meeting Wednesday Sept 4th 2019 to decide on the Burkey park rezone, and sale, please bring the issue to the people, so they can show the City they are not pleased.
    Thank you

  4. I would recommend a slightly bolder or at least larger font for your entries. The gray background is dark enough that contrast between it and the text is insufficient for easy reading by folks like me with less than great vision. Thank you!

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