Should academic journals publish e-cigarette research linked to tobacco companies?

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serval:BIB_1EFD150C9F89
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Should academic journals publish e-cigarette research linked to tobacco companies?
Journal
Addiction (abingdon, England)
Author(s)
Shaw D.M., Etter J.F., Elger B.S.
ISSN
1360-0443 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0965-2140
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
111
Number
8
Pages
1328-1332
Language
english
Abstract
CONTEXT: 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.
AIM: 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.
RESULTS: 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.
CONCLUSION: 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.
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Web of science
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