Cancer organisation hits out at medical research funded by tobacco companies

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 05 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:6
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    The Israel Cancer Association has called for an amendment to the World Health Organization's Framework Convention for Tobacco Control to bar the use of tobacco industry money for medical research. At present, no laws against such funding exist, but numerous institutions have voluntarily set restrictions, such as the US National Institutes of Health and cancer research organisations in Britain, South Africa, and Australia.

    The association is asking for support for the idea from the nearly 120 countries that are sending delegates to Geneva in February for a meeting of those that ratified the framework convention. The association has proposed that Israel's health ministry instructs its delegates to raise such a proposal before WHO and has circulated …

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