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Perplexing Conclusions Concerning Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Cigarettes

Perplexing Conclusions Concerning Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Cigarettes Letters Author Affiliation: Division of Chronic Diseases, Institute of Social and spects. Accuracy in science is, of course, always important. We Preventive Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland. believe that it is especially important in relation to poten- Corresponding Author: Carlos de Mestral, MSc, Division of Chronic Diseases, tially less harmful alternatives to cigarettes to ensure that adult Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital, smokers receive accurate information. Route de la Corniche 10, 1010, Lausanne, Switzerland (carlos.de-mestral-vargas While some of the results reported by Auer et al seem con- @chuv.ch). sistent with those that we have previously published, signifi- Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported. cant points of difference in the described methodologies may 1. Dwyer-Lindgren L, Bertozzi-Villa A, Stubbs RW, et al. Inequalities in life expectancy among Us counties, 1980 to 2014: temporal trends and key drivers. account for the disagreements compared with our peer- JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(7):1003-1011. reviewed and published data. For example, the reported ac- 2. Marmot M, Friel S, Bell R, Houweling TAJ, Taylor S; Commission on Social rolein yield for the tested cigarette is 50 times below the level Determinants of Health. Closing the gap in a generation: health equity http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Perplexing Conclusions Concerning Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Cigarettes

JAMA Internal Medicine , Volume 177 (11) – Nov 1, 2017

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2017 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6106
eISSN
2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.5843
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Abstract

Letters Author Affiliation: Division of Chronic Diseases, Institute of Social and spects. Accuracy in science is, of course, always important. We Preventive Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland. believe that it is especially important in relation to poten- Corresponding Author: Carlos de Mestral, MSc, Division of Chronic Diseases, tially less harmful alternatives to cigarettes to ensure that adult Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital, smokers receive accurate information. Route de la Corniche 10, 1010, Lausanne, Switzerland (carlos.de-mestral-vargas While some of the results reported by Auer et al seem con- @chuv.ch). sistent with those that we have previously published, signifi- Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported. cant points of difference in the described methodologies may 1. Dwyer-Lindgren L, Bertozzi-Villa A, Stubbs RW, et al. Inequalities in life expectancy among Us counties, 1980 to 2014: temporal trends and key drivers. account for the disagreements compared with our peer- JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(7):1003-1011. reviewed and published data. For example, the reported ac- 2. Marmot M, Friel S, Bell R, Houweling TAJ, Taylor S; Commission on Social rolein yield for the tested cigarette is 50 times below the level Determinants of Health. Closing the gap in a generation: health equity

Journal

JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 2017

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