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Canadian universities' links to tobacco industry shown

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 05 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:734
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    The first national study of links between Canada's universities and medical schools and the tobacco industry shows that such institutions receive research grants and donations from the industry and that many tobacco industry officials hold senior university governance appointments.

    Dr Fernand Turcotte, of Laval University's Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, revealed the results of the study recently at the first international francophone conference on tobacco control in Montreal. The study's authors, from the universities of Toronto and Laval, were supported by the National Cancer Institute of Canada and received funding from the Canadian Cancer Society. …

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