European antismoking group loses grant

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 01 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:10

The Bureau for Action on Smoking Prevention (BASP), which is based in Brussels, will shut its doors in July after the European Commission's decision to end the annual grant it has received for the past seven years. The decision has angered antismoking campaigners, who fear that it heralds a shift in the commission's programme to combat cancer and to warn the public about the dangers of smoking.

The bureau has adopted a high profile in its antismoking campaign, constructing a network of contacts between the commission and many other organisations opposed to tobacco consumption. Under the terms of …

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