Hong Kong University turns down tobacco money

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 18 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:165
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The University of Hong Kong has decided to turn down the offer of a substantial donation. from a tobacco company. The decision comes in the wake of the decision by other universities, including Cambridge and Shanghai, to accept controversial tobacco sponsorship.

    The vice chancellor, Professor Cheng Yiu Chung, recently revealed that he and university staff had turned down a financial offer from a major tobacco company, which was made on the condition that it be given public recognition.

    Professor Judith Mackay, director of the Asian Consultancy on Tobacco Control, said: “One …

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