Sharon Boyse, one of BAT's scientists, referred to Roe in 1991 in response to a proposal to commission Roe as an expert on the proposed EEC health warnings:
- He [Francis Roe] has been a consultant to BAT for many years. He is certainly an expert in the field of cancer research (though perhaps he has been a private consultant for too long and is too associated with the industry) but he is not an expert on ETS [environmental tobacco smoke] - there are many who are much more knowledgeable. And Francis will most definitely not argue our position on active smoking very strongly.
- British American Tobacco, Letter from Sharon Boyse to PR Manley regarding tobacco-specific nitrosamines, 30 October 1987, accessed 3 February 2012
- British American Tobacco, Letter from Sharon Boyse to Hilary Thompson regarding EEC health warnings, 15 July 1991, accessed 3 February 2012