Letters Journal policy on tobacco funded research

Non-publication of tobacco funded research should extend to replacement nicotine studies funded by the drug industry

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6740 (Published 19 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6740
  1. John R Polito, nicotine cessation educator1
  1. 1WhyQuit.com, Goose Creek, SC 29445, USA
  1. john{at}whyquit.com

I applaud the BMJ’s non-publication policy regarding tobacco industry funded research, but it should extend to drug industry funded cessation studies.1 What causes most smoking related deaths—smoking or a quitting industry that falsely teaches nicotine addicts that nicotine is medicine, its use therapy, and that nicotine replacement …

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