PMI behind science diplomacy event

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Philip Morris International and The Industry Transformation Coalition have teamed up with the magazine Foreign Policy to hold a virtual dialogue on “Science Diplomacy” in the latest attempt by Big Tobacco to spin its science credentials.

Research from the University of Bath’s Tobacco Control Research Group published in the British Medical Journal explores the groups and messages around this event.

The authors say: “In light of these considerations, we call on scientists, public health professionals, and governmental representatives to avoid associating their names with the upcoming “Science Diplomacy” event and similar types of initiatives.”