Francis Roe

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Francis Roe was a scientific consultant to the Tobacco Advisory Council and British American Tobacco.[1]

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:[2]

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.


  1. British American Tobacco, Letter from Sharon Boyse to PR Manley regarding tobacco-specific nitrosamines, 30 October 1987, accessed 3 February 2012
  2. British American Tobacco, Letter from Sharon Boyse to Hilary Thompson regarding EEC health warnings, 15 July 1991, accessed 3 February 2012