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Should a paper with erroneous interpretations based on invalid measurements be published?
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    Answering unjustified criticisms of my paper on smoking misclassification rates in Japanese women

    Since my original publication in 1995 reporting high rates of denial of smoking in Japanese women,1 and Prof Yano's alternative assessment of the evidence,2 there has been an ongoing correspondence between the two of us.3-6 In his latest letter6 Yano asks whether my paper1 should have been published because it suffers from "erroneous interpretations based on invalid measurements."

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