Letters Journal policy on tobacco funded research

Arguments against publishing tobacco funded research also apply to drug industry funded research

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6732 (Published 19 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6732
  1. Richard Smith, chair1
  1. 1Patients Know Best, London SW4 0LD, UK
  1. richardswsmith{at}yahoo.co.uk

I was the BMJ editor when we decided after much discussion that we would publish research funded by tobacco companies, but I respect the decision of the current editors of BMJ, BMJ Open, Heart, and Thorax not to do so.1

I do, however, have what I think is a difficult question for …

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