PLoS Medicine: The Toxic Effects of Cigarette Additives. Philip Morris’ Project Mix Reconsidered: An Analysis of Documents Released through Litigation
The kind of manipulation of the presentation of scientific results demonstrated by the publication of the Project MIX results –, is nothing new for the tobacco industry; industry researchers have a long history of doing so around a variety of issues related to secondhand smoke –. While the procedures to collect the data themselves appear sound, the way that the data were analyzed and interpreted is not. An important implication of the analysis we present is that the scientific community and regulatory authorities cannot take the conclusions in tobacco industry (or industry-funded) research or research published in industry-dominated journals such as Food and Chemical Toxicology at face value.