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Ban voted on tobacco industry funds

UCSF faculty members voted last December 52% to 48% to no longer accept funds from manufacturers of tobacco products or their subsidiaries. Those in favor of the ban argued that UCSF must oppose tobacco industry funding of academia since the health sciences campus is a leader in tobacco control policies and the fight against nicotine addiction and tobacco use prevention. Those opposed to the ban argued that the issue is one of academic freedom in choosing funding sources. For more information, see UCSF Today, UCSF Faculty Vote to Refuse Tobacco Industry Funding, February 27, 2003; and the UCSF Tobacco Control Archives.


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