114 e-Letters

published between 2005 and 2008

  • Corrections
    Leland K. Ackerson

    We have found a series of slight typographical errors in the text of our paper(1) from the December 2007 issue. The results in the full sample should have read that, compared to those living in households where women reported no domestic violence, the odds of smoking were 1.25 (95% confidence interval 1.20 to 1.31) times higher for those living in households where women reported past abuse, and 1.38 (95% confidence inte...

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  • Alcohol abuse - a major cause of DV is missing.
    Dr. Urmila Jagadeesan Nair

    This study by Ackerson et al concludes that Domestic violence is associated with higher odds of smoking and chewing tobacco in India. The authors have taken into account a range of individual and household level demographic and socioeconomic covariates. Odds ratios obtained for the risk have been adjusted for location of residence, age, sex, religion, caste, marital status, education, employment, living standard, pregnanc...

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  • Correction to spelling of coauthor's name
    Nick Wilson

    The correct spelling of the second author's name is "Gombodorj Tsetsegdary" (first name and then surname name). This error arose due to the difficulties in translating from Mongolian Cyrillic script to English language script.

  • YouTube clip on buzz, viral and stealth marketing
    Simon Chapman

    This video will be of interest to readers of this paper. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkA2Gvi-8tA

  • Thank you for posting this article.
    Phoebe A Oelheim

    Thank you for posting this article on-line. It is a public service. I have always wondered about the effects of my "light smoking" and have been advised by doctors that it was not dangerous. I am not a scientist and I appreciated the straight forward approach of the article and study. This information will be a huge help in my endeavor to quit smoking.

  • Free self-help behavioral resources to help inmates quit
    John R. Polito

    During July and August I presented ten nicotine cessation seminars in five South Carolina prisons, prisons that were not just banning smoking from the entire prison but all tobacco. Although in total agreement that prison administrators should be offering inmates high quality cessation programs, it is our job to teach them why doing so is in everyone's best interests and, frankly, until now we have not done a very good job....

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  • Apologies for insensitive placement
    Simon Chapman

    The cartoon that fills the remainder of the second page of this editorial is highly critical of the subject matter of the editorial. The placement of the cartoon was the result of a careless layout error and in no way intended to reflect the editors' views on the editorial.

    We apologise to the author, Matt Myers, for this error and have now reviewed the editorial process where cartoons are placed adjacent to a...

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  • Israel Defense Force Faces Similar Problem
    John D Borowski

    Dear Sirs,

    The USA Amed Forces are not alone in subsidising tobacco for their members. Here in Israel, the independent company (Shekel) which runs the canteens on Israeli Military bases also sells tobacco at prices significantly below those of civillian establishments.

    In terms of profit generation, tobacco is in fact the single most important item sold by the canteens. This fact along with the fact t...

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  • ERRATUM for “Old ways, new means: tobacco industry funding of academic and private sector scientist
    Suzaynn F Schick

    The published paper (p. 158) says "From 2002 to 2004, the IFSH granted US$3.9 million to academic scientists studying biomarkers of tobacco-smoke exposure and harm, tobacco harm reduction and toxicity of tobacco constituents”. The correct number for this time period is $2.9 million. As of August, 2007 the nonprofit Institute for Science and Health had spent US$3.83 million on tobacco industry funded research and US$12...

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  • Further comments on "Water-pipe smoking and dental stains – Adding fuel to the controversy?"

    Dear editor,

    In reference to the e-letter published on July, 24, 2007, entitled "Water-pipe smoking and dental stains – Adding fuel to the controversy?" and authored by Sebastian et al., I'd like to share with comments on the following:

    1- The generalizations that "Shisha (Water-pipe) smokers did not develop any stains while Cigarette smokers had grade 3 dental stains at the end of 100 days" and "Coal...

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