Charity calls for ban on tobacco industry funding of research

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 03 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:238
  1. Mark Gould
  1. London

    Cancer Research UK wants educational and research bodies to agree a blanket ban on donations from tobacco companies. And it is threatening to stop funding research at institutions receiving money from the tobacco industry.

    The charity has issued a code of practice for universities on accepting money from the tobacco industry, which is now out for consultation. It says the evidence that tobacco causes cancer is “irrefutable,” yet the tobacco …

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