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    TC and the global tobacco epidemic

    I start by expressing my earnest pride of Tobacco Control and the status it acquired in a record time. I am certainly grateful for making it access-free for developing countries. However, I have some reservation regarding TC editorial policy that I have mentioned before, and for which I want to provide my motivations, speaking only about research articles.

    Obviously the quest for quality cannot be debated and...

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    Re: TC and the global tobacco epidemic
    Wasim Maziak has concerns about the small number of papers published in the journal from less developed nations (LDCs) and urges that we send more LDC papers out for review and not reject them without review. The editors share his wish to see more papers in the journal from LDCs, but there are two problems. First, we don’t get very many submissions from LDCs, and second, like those submitted from authors in wealthy nations, we...
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    Excellent! Changes at Tobacco Control

    Editor Chapman's report gives us great courage that the written word is in the end the most powerful tool for change, truth and enlightenment.

    We know too from tobacco industry documents that some of the closest readers of TC are the executives of those companies.

    Kudos and congratulations to the editorial team at TC.

    Norbert Hirschhorn MD

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