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BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 05 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1130
  1. Christopher Martyn (
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    An article in this week's BMJ debates whether or not Nottingham University should give back £3.8m ($5.3m) in sponsorship from British American Tobacco (p 1118). In giving away money to support useful and blameless activities tobacco companies believe—and no doubt they have checked with focus groups—that their generosity helps to create positive feelings about their other activities in the public mind. To find out more about the message they …

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