17 universities oppose anti-smoking group with tobacco ties

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17 universities oppose anti-smoking group with tobacco ties

A University of Washington student discards a cigarette into a container at a designated smoking locations on the campus in Seattle. Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada have pledged to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry. Deans of public health schools at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and a dozen other schools said Thursday that the group is too closely tied to an industry that sells harmful products.
Universities that won’t take funding from anti-smoking group

Public health schools at 17 universities in the U.S. and Canada say they won’t accept research money from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World because of its ties to the tobacco industry. The foundation was created in September with nearly $1 billion from the Philip Morris tobacco company but says it won’t be influenced by the industry. These are the schools that signed a letter opposing the group:
– University of Alberta
– University of Colorado
– Florida International University
– Harvard University
– University of Illinois-Chicago
– Indiana University
– Johns Hopkins University
– University of Kentucky
– Loma Linda University
– University of Maryland
– University of Minnesota
– Ohio State University
– Rutgers University
– University of South Carolina
– Tulane University
– West Virginia University
– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

17 universities oppose anti-smoking group with tobacco ties

A University of Washington student discards a cigarette into a container at a designated smoking locations on the campus in Seattle. Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada have pledged to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry. Deans of public health schools at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and a dozen other schools said Thursday that the group is too closely tied to an industry that sells harmful products.
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