Yet Another Study on Marketing Tobacco Products Costs Taxpayers $18.4 Million
The University of Pennsylvania, with its $14.6 billion endowment, has collected $2.9 billion in grants since 2017, including $18.4 million since 2013 to study tobacco product marketing.
That large sum came from the National Institutes of Health to study “tobacco product messaging in a complex communication environment.”
The world knows the dangers of smoking – do we need an $18.4 million study to look at product messaging? And will that study have any effect at all on the remaining smokers?
And since Penn is an Ivy League college with a massive endowment, shouldn’t they be paying their own way without taxpayer help?
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