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Source: The Harvard Crimson

Following more extensive campaigns to reduce smoking trends among US citizens, the Harvard School of Public Health has followed in the steps of 16 other schools by refusing funds from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.

The foundation has been criticized by some institutions for receiving nearly $1 billion in funds from Philip Morris International which produces Marlboro and other cigarette brands.

17 public health schools released a statement indicating they will not receive funds from the foundation due to its “close association with an industry and a company whose products have killed millions of people around the world.”

However, President of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World Derek Yach explained the organization is committed to ending smoking around the world.

“We share the same goals: to improve public health and urgently advocate for more funding and better science to help millions of smokers reduce their risk of death and disease,” he explained of the foundation’s severed ties to the public health schools.

Read Full Story: The Harvard Crimson

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