University is criticised for accepting tobacco moneyBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7388.519/c (Published 08 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:519
- David Spurgeon
The University of St Michael's College at the University of Toronto has been severely criticised for having accepted a $C150000 (£64000; $101000;€93000) grant from Imperial Tobacco in 2001. The grant was to help fund the college's corporate social responsibility programme in its continuing education department.
Atul Kapur, president of Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada, issued a statement saying: “We fail to understand why a university would agree to partner with ‘big tobacco.’ We have …