One of the most things that I hate in this life is cigarettes, smoke, tobacco or whatever you call it. There are a bunch of reasons for this hate rid, which I won’t go into this time. Anyway, for my amazement today I heard on ABC news about this Cancer Study at Cornell Medical School that was funded (now hear this) by a TOBACCO COMPANY! Can’t be, right?! Well have a look at this article:
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE and STEPHANIE NANO Associated Press Writers
Mar 26, 2008 (AP)
“The disclosure of hidden tobacco money behind a big study suggesting that lung scans might help save smokers from cancer has shocked the research community and raised fresh concern about industry influence in important science.
Two medical journals that published studies by Weill Cornell Medical College researchers in 2006 are looking into tobacco cash and other financial ties that weren't revealed. The studies reported benefits from lung scans, which the Cornell team has long touted.
…Many were stunned to learn that a foundation Cornell set up and listed in the New England Journal of Medicine in October 2006 as a sponsor of the study actually got $3.6 million from a parent company of cigarette maker Liggett Group Inc. The tobacco source was reported in a New York Times story Wednesday.”
Cornell, come on! What were you thinking when you accepted this money?!!
Tobacco Company, for God's sake, Who would ever believe a Cancer research study funded by you?!! Sheesh!