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BUPA and the tobacco industry

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 14 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:864

Chairperson of BUPA in Republic of Ireland is also chairperson of tobacco producer

  1. Fenton Howell, Specialist in public health medicine*
  1. European Medical Association Smoking or Health, Laytown, Meath, Republic of Ireland
  2. BUPA Ireland, 12 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland

    EDITOR—I was delighted to see that Wald and Watt, from the BUPA Epidemiological Research Group, were able to state conclusively that there were no conflicts of interest evident in their study on smoking related diseases.1 In the same issue of the BMJ the BUPA Foundation advertised generous research awards for communication, epidemiology, health at work, and research. Could this be the same BUPA that has recently established a division in the Republic of Ireland and has had the foresight to …

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