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Social responsibility during the COVID-19 pandemic: Tobacco industry’s trojan horse in Europe
 
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European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention, Brussels, Belgium
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Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
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Department of Healthcare, Faculty of Public Health, University of Vlora, Vlora, Albania
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Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
Charis Girvalaki   

European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention, Brussels, Belgium
Publication date: 2020-06-15
Submission date: 2020-05-31
Acceptance date: 2020-06-01
 
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2020;6(June):37
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The authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none was reported.
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There was no source of funding for this research.
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Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
 
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