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Submission + - Tobacco-Funded Studies bad for you

robinstar1574 writes: " A new scientist editorial by Debora MacKenzie states that studies funded by tobacco is bad for us. Now the question is why.

There is a huge problem with all corporate funding of clinical trials: it's like asking the coach of the football team to referee the game. But unlike pharmaceuticals, the tobacco industry's products are never useful, they only harm human health. And there has been increasing evidence that the industry's research is problematic; one of our editors opposed banning research funded by tobacco companies as a restriction on free speech, but changed his mind because of that.


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