Students Urge uToronto to Divest of Tobacco

January 19, 2007

For a year now, student group Education Bringing Youth Tobacco Truths has been campaigning for the University of Toronto to get out of the smoking business. The university reportedly has more than $10 million invested in tobacco companies worldwide. Tyler Ward, the group's president, is passionate about the deception practiced by the tobacco industry, and asks why a world leader in medical and health innovation is invested in such an industry. Harvard researchers reported findings yesterday that show cigarettes have increased in nicotine recently. uToronto news | CTV