University funding & the tobacco industry

In December 2000 Nottingham University accepted £3.8 million in funding from British American Tobacco. The university was internationally condemned and several researchers and professors resigned over the issue. Tobacco industry funding of universities around the world continues to be an issue.

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Press coverage of Richard Smith's resignation
ASH compiled the Press coverage relating to Dr Richard Smith's resignation from Nottingham University over their acceptance of money from BAT. Links were correct at time of publication.
Author: ASH Published By: ASH Published : 17/05/2001

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Leaflet handed out by Nottingham University students
Along with the Press release by Students for Action on Smoking and Health (SASH) this leaflet was handed to Nottingham University students as part of their protect against accepting money for research from British American Tobacco. 
Author: Students for Action on Smoking and Health Published By: SASH Published : 16/03/2001

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Students to picket Nottingham University as Red Face Day follows Red Nose Day
Press Release by Student for Action on Smoking and Health (SASH).  University of Nottingham student campaigners with red faces will force the university to confront their embarrassing decision to take £3.8m for a school of ethics.
Author: Students for Action on Smoking and Health Published By: SASH Published : 16/03/2001

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Students for Action on Smoking and Health urges boycott of Nottingham University
Students for Action on Smoking and Health (SASH) in a press release urges a boycott of Nottingham University asking how open is the University about their links to British American Tobacco. The press release that was sent to over 100 student newspapers and radio stations. 
Author: Students for Action on Smoking and Health Published By: SASH Published : 11/03/2001

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Thorax Editorial: Nottingham University and BAT
John Britton's editorial comment condemns the decision to take money from a tobacco firm as it is an attempt by BAT in an attempt to gain credibility and respectability for an industry that is fundamentally unethical
Author: John Britton Published By: Thorax Published : 28/02/2001

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Nottingham University condemned internationally
These are just a few samples of over 40 letters of protest that have been sent to the Vice Chancellor by the international academic and health community. 29 December 2000
Author: ASH Published By: ASH Published : 28/12/2000

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ASH replies to Sir Collin Campbell
ASH shows that, despite Sir Collin Campbell's claim to the contrary, the BAT donation violates the guidance and protocol on tobacco funding. 21 December 2000
Author: Clive Bates Published By: ASH Published : 20/12/2000

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ASH Letter in protest against the University of Nottingham accepting BAT sponsorship
ASH's letter to Sir Colin Campbell, the Vice Chancellor of Nottingham University and defender of the decision to take this 'blood money'. We outline why BAT is one of the world's most irresponsible and anti-social companies and asks him to think again.
Author: ASH Published By: ASH Published : 07/12/2000

Reply by Sir Colin Campbell

Nottingham's response to ASH arguing that the BAT donation complies with guidance and a protocol endorsed by Cancer Research Campaign. 14 December 2000


Photo credit: Nottingham University