Letters Passive smoking

Study was flawed from outset

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7413.501 (Published 28 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:501
  1. Jayant Sharad Vaidya, specialist registrar (j.vaidya@ucl.ac.uk)
  1. Department of Surgery, Whittington and Middlesex Hospitals, University College London, London W1W 7EJ

    Editor–The study by Enstrom and Kabat has a major flaw,1 and I urge the editors of the BMJ to consider a retraction. The study assumes a considerable difference in the exposure to environmental tobacco smoke of never smokers' spouses compared to ever smokers' spouses. This is obviously wrong.

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