Unit shows extent of research tobacco cash

March 21, 1997

A TOTAL of 269 out of 185,000 British biomedical papers published between 1988 and 1994 acknowledged support from the tobacco industry for tobacco-related research, according to Grant Lewison of the Wellcome Trust's Unit for Policy Research on Science and Medicine. Of the British medical schools, only Glasgow does not acknowledge accepting money from the tobacco industry. But a spokesman for Glasgow University said the schools had no policy on the acceptance of tobacco money.

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