Should academic journals publish e-cigarette research linked to tobacco companies?
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
ID 3401769
Author(s) Shaw, David M.; Etter, Jean-François; Elger, Bernice S.
Author(s) at UniBasel Elger, Bernice Simone
Shaw, David
Year 2015
Title Should academic journals publish e-cigarette research linked to tobacco companies?
Journal Addiction
Volume 111
Number 8
Pages / Article-Number 1328-1332
Abstract Electronic cigarettes are currently polarizing professional opinion. Some public health experts regard them as an effective smoking cessation aid and a vital means of reducing active and passive smoking, while others regard them as another attempt by the tobacco industry to create new customers and addicts. These different attitudes unsurprisingly yield different conclusions regarding both the appropriate regulation of e-cigarettes and the ethical status of research funded by, or conducted in, cooperation with the tobacco industry.; This paper examines whether e-cigarette research linked to the tobacco industry should be regarded as an exception to the rule that tobacco industry research is so tainted by conflicts of interest that journals should refuse to publish them, or at the very least treat them as a special case for scrutiny.; Despite the fact that e-cigarettes can be used for smoking cessation, most of the conflicts of interest that apply to other tobacco research also apply to e-cigarette research linked to that industry.; Journals that currently refuse to publish findings from studies linked to tobacco companies have no reason to make an exception in the case of e-cigarettes.
Publisher Wiley
ISSN/ISBN 0965-2140 ; 1360-0443
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1111/add.13067
PubMed ID
ISI-Number WOS:000379948900003
Document type (ISI) Article

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