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US journals veto tobacco funded research

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 06 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:11
  1. Terri Rutter

    The American Thoracic Society, the scientific arm of the American Lung Association, has announced that it will no longer publish research funded by tobacco companies in its two scientific journals. The ban was first proposed two years ago by Dr Alfred Munzer, past president of the American Lung Association. The two journals are the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care and the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.

    Dr Munzer said: “In my mind, I've always felt that tobacco money is an ill gotten gain. There is only a hair width of difference between the tobacco industry and the drug cartels.” Dr Munzer said that …

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