Thursday, January 8, 2015

Is There Anyone Listening At The American Red Cross?

by Gary Snyder

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has pleaded with the American Red Cross to stop taking accepting donations from the tobacco industry because of the potential reputational damage to all Red Crosses. 

The International Red Cross, which recently rolled out a global disease prevention program with a strong anti-smoking component.

Tobacco firms have given at least $12-million to the American Red Cross and its U.S. affiliates since 2001. 

An American Red Cross spokeswoman declined to comment on the dispute with the international body.




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