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Letters Passive smoking

Peer review and press release

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 28 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:503
  1. Ronald M Davis, director (
  1. Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Henry Ford Health System, One Ford Place, 5C, Detroit, MI 48202-3450, USA

    Editor–The questions raised about the validity of the data reported by Enstrom and Kabat call into question the adequacy of the peer and editorial review of the paper at the BMJ.1 Apparently no one with special expertise in research on the health effects of passive smoking was involved in the review of this paper. In an area as complex as this–to which massive reports have been …

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