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Universities and tobacco money

Universities and tobacco money Saturday 7 July 2001 BMJ Some universities are accomplices in the tobacco epidemic n December 2000 Nottingham University from the sale of cigarettes but also promote the announced the establishment of an international interests of tobacco companies by facilitating their centre for corporate social responsibility, with ability to sell cigarettes. The acceptance of funding initial funding of £3.8m provided by British American provides these companies with respectability by associ­ Tobacco (BAT). To protest aganst their university's ation; recipients may also act as de facto spokespersons acceptance of money from the tobacco industry, an for the industry, defending its interests, or, more MBA student refused to accept his “student of the year” subtly, remaining silent on issues that may impact award; Richard Smith, editor of the BMJ, resigned from negatively on the industry. This helps maintain the his post as professor of medical journalism; a cancer “legitimacy” of this industry and its products. research team decided to relocate; and a member of Furthermore, opponents argue that ethical guidelines the European parliament relinquished her roles at the are not sufficient because they often relate only to university. research funding and not to other types of relation­ Nottingham joins a long list http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png BMJ British Medical Journal

Universities and tobacco money

BMJ , Volume 323 (7303) – Jul 7, 2001

Universities and tobacco money

BMJ , Volume 323 (7303) – Jul 7, 2001

Abstract

Saturday 7 July 2001 BMJ Some universities are accomplices in the tobacco epidemic n December 2000 Nottingham University from the sale of cigarettes but also promote the announced the establishment of an international interests of tobacco companies by facilitating their centre for corporate social responsibility, with ability to sell cigarettes. The acceptance of funding initial funding of £3.8m provided by British American provides these companies with respectability by associ­ Tobacco (BAT). To protest aganst their university's ation; recipients may also act as de facto spokespersons acceptance of money from the tobacco industry, an for the industry, defending its interests, or, more MBA student refused to accept his “student of the year” subtly, remaining silent on issues that may impact award; Richard Smith, editor of the BMJ, resigned from negatively on the industry. This helps maintain the his post as professor of medical journalism; a cancer “legitimacy” of this industry and its products. research team decided to relocate; and a member of Furthermore, opponents argue that ethical guidelines the European parliament relinquished her roles at the are not sufficient because they often relate only to university. research funding and not to other types of relation­ Nottingham joins a long list

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Publisher
British Medical Journal
Copyright
© 2001 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
ISSN
0959-8138
eISSN
1468-5833
DOI
10.1136/bmj.323.7303.1
Publisher site
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Abstract

Saturday 7 July 2001 BMJ Some universities are accomplices in the tobacco epidemic n December 2000 Nottingham University from the sale of cigarettes but also promote the announced the establishment of an international interests of tobacco companies by facilitating their centre for corporate social responsibility, with ability to sell cigarettes. The acceptance of funding initial funding of £3.8m provided by British American provides these companies with respectability by associ­ Tobacco (BAT). To protest aganst their university's ation; recipients may also act as de facto spokespersons acceptance of money from the tobacco industry, an for the industry, defending its interests, or, more MBA student refused to accept his “student of the year” subtly, remaining silent on issues that may impact award; Richard Smith, editor of the BMJ, resigned from negatively on the industry. This helps maintain the his post as professor of medical journalism; a cancer “legitimacy” of this industry and its products. research team decided to relocate; and a member of Furthermore, opponents argue that ethical guidelines the European parliament relinquished her roles at the are not sufficient because they often relate only to university. research funding and not to other types of relation­ Nottingham joins a long list

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BMJBritish Medical Journal

Published: Jul 7, 2001

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