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TAU cancels Philip Morris event following pressure from cancer organization

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Tel Aviv University has backed out of its agreement with the Philip Morris Tobacco Company (Altria Group) that the firm provide scholarships to TAU’s School of Marketing students. The decision was made last week after the Israel Cancer Association (ICA) threatened to cancel its research grants to TAU scientists. 

ICA president Prof. Eliezer Robinson, a former president of the UICC, stated: “It is unthinkable that with one hand we will help your excellent and devoted researchers to fight cancer and with the other hand TAU will strengthen and encourage this devastating industry that causes cancer [and other diseases].