Letters Plain cigarette packaging

The tobacco industry is terrified of plain packs

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e1617 (Published 06 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1617
  1. Simon Chapman, professor of public health1
  1. 1University of Sydney, School of Public Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  1. simon.chapman{at}sydney.edu.au

Snowdon’s report on plain packaging for the Adam Smith Institute is clearly a mélange of spurious rubbish.1 But is it spurious rubbish funded by big tobacco? Snowdon’s website once had a (now removed) notice saying he was not tobacco industry funded (http://twitpic.com/8mqgbw). The report says nothing about its funding. However, when questioned about the independence of his report on Radio 4’s Today programme …

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