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University fights Philip Morris tobacco research bid

A Scottish university is battling a tobacco giant's attempt to gain access to its research into the smoking habits of thousands of teenagers.

Philip Morris International (PMI), which makes Marlboro cigarettes, has submitted Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to Stirling University.

The research examines why the teenagers start smoking and what they think of tobacco marketing.

James Cook reports.

  • 01 Sep 2011