Social responsibility

Hooked on tobacco ([NI 369](http://www.newint.org/issue369/index.htm)) opens our eyes to the extent of power the tobacco industry wields and to the manipulative, devious and underhand ways by which they continue to market themselves.

Did you know that British American Tobacco fund PhD scholarships at the University of Nottingham’s International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility? Is this strategy just a way to convince society that they are a socially responsible organization despite the fact that numerous people die daily as a direct result of their products? They could behave in a more socially responsible manner by first considering and addressing the harmful effect their product has on society.

Lucy Moore Adelaide, Australia

mag cover This article is from the November 2004 issue of New Internationalist.
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