(Oh, wait, it is a British publishing house, so that should be: “honouring their toup reviewers”.) Only some form of open peer review — crowdsourcing and all that — has any hope of success in all but the narrowest fields. I am not sure anything Kelvin Choi has ever done was even that useful. He actually checks the reference list! Evaluating ASSIST: A Blueprint for Understanding State-level Tobacco Control. His wit is a plus! In the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, to which Canada is a signatory, Article 5.3 states: In setting and implementing their public health policies with respect to tobacco control, ... Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. On the other hand, in fairness to Malone, it is probably a rare reviewer for Tobacco Control that considers the methods of the research, and even rarer that someone finds the glaring flaws in the analysis (which she does not mention). A growing body of literature suggests that social interactions may be important determinants of many youth behavioral outcomes. Malone refers to journal reviewers as “generally invisible” and “unheralded”, which is true. I now have no faith whatsoever in NPG’s peer review or editorial processes. Curriculum. Unemployed … FDA "regulation" of e-cigarettes would not actually be regulation, New Glover-Phillips paper: "Potential effects of using non-combustible tobacco and nicotine products during pregnancy: a systematic review", Sunday Science Lesson: Smoking protects against COVID-19, but most of the related "science" is badly misguided, The bright side of new Glantz "meta-analysis": at least he left aerospace engineering, "We were wrong about this" trANTZlates into "we were still right, just for another reason", Supposed THR supporter demonstrates he still thinks like an ANTZ. Two are, “The comments are phrased in ways that are constructive,” and “The review is submitted on time.” Meh. This is YOUR website as all the content on it is created by YOU—the pipe smoker. For those not familiar, UCSF denizen Malone is not so much the aggressive, calculating liar that some of her colleagues are. This is partly because the two products are often conflated, not least by Philip Morris International, the world’s largest tobacco company.2 With global sales of … Which, again, sounds about right for Tobacco Control. ( Log Out /  Researchers found tobacco-specific changes at 26 sites on the epigenome, and this pattern predicted prenatal exposure with 81 percent accuracy. Thus, I am sure she does not realize just how embarrassing this was. The Institute of Health Promotion and Education endorses the urgent need for a new Tobacco Control Plan.1 Smoking is still the largest single preventable cause of ill health and death, and it causes extensive harm to individuals and society.2 Smoking is strongly associated with socioeconomic disadvantage. Publons users have indicated that they sit on Tobacco Control's editorial board but we are unable to verify these claims. “Bob was a somewhat important member of our team here at Jimmy Joe’s Tractor Supply. Moves to address the commercial supply of tobacco products have gained momentum globally, as outlined in a plenary by Ruth Malone of the University of California, San Francisco, at the 2019 Oceania Tobacco Control Conference. Posts will be announced in the primary author's Twitter: @carlvphillips. 17. Few people now dispute that smoking is damaging human health on a global scale.1 However, many governments have avoided taking action to control smoking—such as higher taxes—because of concerns that their interventions might have harmful economic consequences, such as permanent job losses. ( Log Out /  Experience in tobacco control efforts has shown that media information about the harmful effects of tobacco use is critical. The contribution of this paper is a combined analysis of the importance of peer effects, price effects and tobacco control policies on the smoking behavior of youths. (Unless they finish the sentence “…it was written in the format that fits into a journal.”). If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. However, even though this was Clive’s main criticism of Malone’s list, I would say that it ranks no higher than third on the list of why this list of hunours was an “own goal” (Clive’s words). apparently used a set-up that subjected the e-cigarette liquid to an unrealistically high temperature, one that a properly-functioning high-quality e-cigarette would never reach and that produces an aerosol that is so acrid that no one would actually vape it. 06-6085, May 2007. And thanks again to those of you who have already done this. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. That is the only way that crowdsourced review can be forced on the “public health” people, who are not interested in real reviews and thus will not be changing their approach voluntarily. Every year, cigarette smoking results in estimated 443,000 premature deaths, of which about 49,400 occur in non-smokers due to the exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) (2). Policymakers need estimates of the impact of tobacco control (TC) policies to set priorities and targets for reducing tobacco use. I was recently horrified by a very poor example of tobacco control junk science produced by activists posing as scientists that appeared in a Nature Publishing Group journal . This protocol received input from the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tobacco Control Advisory Group. Implication of key findings: There is limited research on how and in what ways tobacco control policies reach young people and their engagement with these policies from physical, physiological, and psychological aspects. Peer review; Merete Osler, associate professor; Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark ... the book fills a gap in the economics of tobacco control and the problems with smoking in developing countries. You can view it yourself, because it is open access, unlike their regular articles which they hide behind a paywall to inhibit real peer review (very few libraries subscribe to Tobacco Control, to their great credit). Even if, hypothetically, his group had really discovered that this exposure happens under realistic conditions, everything that followed was toxicologically illiterate. Tobacco control should be a social, public health, and quality-of-life concern rather than a business and trade issue. So someone who is an aggressive crusader against e-cigarettes is “objective and constructive”, huh? Science Lesson: what are vapor, aerosol, particles, liquids, and such? Deep in the trenches are you Carl Phillips and Chris Oakly and you have earned the respect of those of us that value truth, honor and the discipline of applied science! New Glover-Phillips paper: “Potential effects of using non-combustible tobacco and nicotine products during pregnancy: a systematic review”. Malone goes on to list three characteristics that she thinks define a good review. For example, a study in New Zealand showed that tobacco sales declined with each increase in the number of articles on tobacco issues in daily newspapers (20). Well, I suppose that in spite of his obvious political views, which permeate his “research”, it is possible that when writing an anonymous journal review that will never be subject to any critical assessment he has the integrity to… hahaha — sorry, I just can’t finish that sentence. This means that accepted research papers submitted from September 2014 onwards usually have their prepublication history posted alongside them on thebmj… I have no doubt he will make a valuable addition to your organization.”, Pingback: Utter innumeracy: six impossible claims about tobacco most “public health” people believe before breakfast | Anti-THR Lies and related topics, Pingback: The Elitist, Biased Tobacco Control Journal |. Stop illicit trade of tobacco products is the theme for tomorrow's World No Tobacco Day. For just $1/month you can have access to that content and be able to participate in discussions. This scoping review protocol describes the approach to an investigation of the explicit use of implementation science in planning and/or delivering tobacco control interventions in the USA to reduce the prevalence of preventable diseases and deaths. Tobacco Control Monograph No. If we cannot trust the likes of NPG then perhaps we should accept that rationality is dead and look forward to a post enlightenment era in which authors can write pretty much what they like provided that it is “on message” Perhaps Tobacco Control is ahead of its time and science, honesty and honour are superfluous to requirements in modern public health publishing. She is what you would get if one of the well-meaning and enthusiastic, but rather clueless, aging-hippie grandmothers found at anti-nuke rallies got hit by lightning and woke up to find herself the editor of a scientific journal (or, rather, a political magazine that apes a scientific journal). And, of course, this topic area is “fraught with controversy” only in the same sense that the history of life on Earth is fraught with controversy. The word that comes to mind for her is “hapless”. I really would not want “personally responsible for the quality of the economic analysis published in Tobacco Control” to be part of my bio. Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. What I would say was the most telling and embarrassing of “hounurs”, however, is not about the individual, but the role: Pascal Diethelm: Pascal is another workhorse reviewer whose keen eye for detail, savvy grasp of the political and policy implications of studies, and thoughtful, considerate comments have helped many an author avoid pitfalls and publish successfully. Clive has been waging a campaign to get a different magazine (the NEJM) to retract a paper by Pankow that inaccurately claimed that e-cigarettes produce a dangerous level of formaldehyde, and that this makes vaping more hazardous than smoking (see: these posts). Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. My Patreon page is here. • Recall our analysis of the reviews provided to a generally more honest journal; for most of the journal reviews, it would indeed have been a big improvement if they had followed this advice. The third is, “Comments consider methods, structure of the paper and its importance to the field.” I am not sure which is sadder: the suggestion that actually analyzing the content is no more important than tone or meeting arbitrary deadlines, or that analyzing the methods and structure of the paper is considered a characteristic of a particularly good review for Tobacco Control rather than just being a minimum standard for something to be counted as a review at all. Her reviews are incisive and offer creative ways to address manuscript weaknesses. You can find a lot of it here or linked via the “peer review” tag. Anyway, you get the idea.) Using PubMed, we searched five peer-reviewed journals that publish tobacco control empirical literature for the use of mixed methods research to study young populations, age 12–25 years. Funding Opportunity Alerts: Solicitation CG 21-10001, Information Clearinghouse for Tobacco Use Prevention. Background . Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. And if they are someone familiar with the process rather than a naive outside observer, they are also a liar. Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices. 18. Our policy of displaying a paper's peer review history applies only to papers published from early 2015. Basically every “policy implications” statement in a Tobacco Control research report could be prefaced with, “Even though we have not conducted any policy analysis and have no idea what actually works in the real world, and even though our conclusions do not really follow from our results and we certainly have no idea if they are supported by other evidence, we are going to use our little research project as an excuse to write unsupported declarations about our personal inexpert policy preferences, which are….” It would be bad enough if the journal just admitted that they let these through without review. The bit of the honuouring that really annoyed Clive was: James Pankow: Jim’s toxicology expertise and his ability to help translate key ideas for our broad readership have proven so valuable for the journal. They apparently do not have any who check to see if the conclusions follow from the data. But I am not entirely sure why you would want to publicize that. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I could understand how it happened, in that the authors had failed to mention something that makes their findings very probably unsafe, but having brought the matter to their attention, I expected the NPG editorial team to take my criticism seriously. Change ). But Pankow’s more fundamental failing in that fiasco was not his engineering, but his toxicology, the supposed expertise that Malone credits him with. Please enable Cookies and reload the page. because cultivating the truth requires both seeding and weeding. • Now it does not surprise me that Tobacco Control only has one reviewer who checks the reference list. They really should have hidden this one from scrutiny too. Outcome and Process Evaluation of a School-Based, Informal, Adolescent Peer-Led Intervention to Reduce ... program such as tobacco control is not typically conducted because the scope of such an evaluation would . 06-6058, October 2006. 1 . Failure to publish any results to back up paragraphs of waffle, or, in fact, any data at all, is apparently no problem at NPG. But the really telling bit here is about political and policy implications. Of course, given the quality of methods and logic published in Tobacco Control, this would be another case of damning someone by crediting them with it. The modest donations help support the content here too. Tobacco Control adheres to the highest standards concerning its editorial policies on publication ethics, scientific misconduct, consent and peer review criteria. Reading these and the rest of the huounors, you would notice that not a single one of them credits the reviewers with bringing research methodology or analytic skills beyond what they learned in their intro classes in school. Greater than the Sum: Systems Thinking in Tobacco Control. NIH Publication No. Introduction: The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) was the first health treaty that requires state parties to adopt and implement the MPOWER package. The landmark 1964 Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health began a process of public education, programmatic and policy intervention, litigation, and social norm change that has revolutionized how most Americans view tobacco use, and in particular cigarette smoking. Tobacco Control Monograph No. They really should have hidden this one from scrutiny too. But given the choice between that and being “credited” with the quality of the content in Tobacco Control (or, indeed, most any “public health” journal), invisibility would be the wise choice. Systematic reviews have a crucial role to play in this task. Methods . The program offers supervised research experience in tobacco control with the Center faculty. For the latter, you have all the real scientists in general agreement and trying to work out the details, with the “controversy” coming from a disturbingly large number of adherents to some fictional stories, who believe — regardless of the science — that everything was concocted sometime in recent memory. Peer Review Summary Statement. Oh, and you should publish — one way or another — your critique of that paper. One implications of that is anyone who says “it is in a peer-reviewed journal, and therefore…” is utterly clueless. Tobacco manufacturer exploits FDA’s ambiguous ruling The emergence of new consumer tobacco and nicotine products, notably electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products,1 has produced controversy and confusion. Each trainee meets regularly with a faculty mentor regarding research progress and career or professional issues. I have written extensively about peer review, of course. The California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program (CDPH/CTCP) is issuing this solicitation for the purpose of funding one (1) public, or private-nonprofit agency to operate and maintain a statewide tobacco control information and resources clearinghouse … Review findings will be disseminated in peer-reviewed publications and presentations, and made publicly available through appropriate mechanisms. For research papers The BMJ has fully open peer review. 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