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The perimetric boycott: a tool for tobacco control advocacy
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    I read the article by Offen et al with great interest. It is an excellent elucidation of the concepts of ‘boycott,’ ‘buycott,’ and ‘perimetric.’ One opportunity for perimetric action not mentioned is the option each academic has to boycott and/or draw attention to universities and medical schools that accept tobacco industry funds or hold tobacco stock. (1) The converse is equally appropriate; ‘buycott’ centers that hav...

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    Dear Editor,

    When we received the August 2005 issue of Tobacco Control, we found much in it to help inform our work, as usual.

    I am writing, however, because we have some concerns about one of the articles published. “The perimetric boycott: a tool for tobacco control advocacy,” is described as a comprehensive analysis of a number of boycotts, including one organized by Infact (now Corporate Accountabi...

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