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American Cancer Society: Researchers can’t have it both ways

The American Cancer Society has adopted a policy that will prevent researchers from receiving grant money from the society if they are also receiving support of some kind from tobacco companies or their subsidiaries. The policy is meant to prevent conflicts of interest. It will not go into effect until July 2005, and the ban will affect only the researchers or research teams who receive tobacco money, not entire institutions. The society spends about $125 million on research grants each year.