UM: Tobacco

The New York Times reports that Susan Desmond-Hellmann, chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, is selling her personal stock holdings in Altria, owner of Philip Morris USA, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, after being contacted by the newspaper about the holdings. The article quotes Kenneth E. Warner, dean of UM’s school of public health: “I find it frankly a bit appalling that the chancellor of a major medical center would have held such stock. It strikes me as unthinking, frankly.” [Source]