The Pediatrics Journal Publishes ““Waterpipe””™ Millionaires' Renewed Libel & Lies about Their Own and Others' Comfits of Interests
Brian Primack, Michele Walsh, Cindy Bryce and Thomas Eissenberg have published a recent study in the Pediatrics journal (left). Not less than “Errors, Misrepresentations and Misquotations” were found in their so-called study on “Water-Pipe Tobacco Smoking in Arizona” (check out HERE ). Such a comment was welcome in a very scientific way by considering that it would be “not germane to the method, results, discussion, and implications of [their] manuscript”…
Primack, Walsh, Bryce and Eissenberg’s only argument (as is the case with most antismoking researchers of the (soon-to-be-freed-from-tobacco) world) is based on religiously repeated libel and ad hominem attacks. They always refer to past events often reported in anti-smoking journals and in which (this is easy to understand) the brave scientists who were one day accused of being "stooges of the Big Tobacco", were denied the right to respond, at least on a fifty-fifty basis. This phenomenon bears a scientific name. It is called McCarthysm, neo-MacCarthysm (see recent examples HERE).
More recently (and we are sorry to repeat this to returning visitors), two INNOVATIONS (!) were brought to the defense and attack system of antismoking researchers: PLAGIARISM and OPPROBRIUM. The latter is something different from defamation. It is believed to have a stronger impact on all social strata, not only in the science field. The point is to name independent tobacco researchers “DENIALISTS”. See how this whole thing works HERE
COMFITS OF INTERESTS...
The first author of the collective defamation is Brian Primack: «Dr Primack was supported in part by a physician faculty scholar award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation […]», the study says. This innocent organisation is, according to an independent observer “heavily underwritten by the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson”… More scandals about this dodgy foundation helping Big Pharma to sell off its stuff can be found on the FORCES site.
What the Pediatrics study doesn’t say is that Brian Primack has been in charge (at the Fogarty International Center/National Institutes of Health) of managing the funding of the ““Waterpipe””™ US-Syrian Centre , author of dozens of prestigious publications (including the WHO calamitous report) which have proved to be useless (historical garbage). Certainly, this represents a potential serious comfit of interest, once again undeclared.
It’s indeed amazing to see these people behaving like religious uppish fanatics who consider that such connections (direct or indirect, with pharmaceutical companies) should not be declared.
As for Thomas Eissenberg, a world ""Waterpipe""™ expert, read about his undeclared competing interests swept under the carpet by Nicotine and Tobacco Research, the same journal known for having... Endorse[d] a Scientific Error as Big and Carcinogenic as a Yemeni Narghile Bowl !
We’ll try to give you more information about Michele Walsh and Cindy Bryce, the two female ""Waterpipe""™ experts and Defamation apprentices in a further article. Stay tuned.
THE LIES PUBLISHED BY THE PEDIATRICS JOURNAL
In their libellous E-Letter, Primack, Eissenberg and the two girls criminalize the use of E-Letters. Here is below the series of lies (to be found in the few lines they dropped there...). They cite a series of E-Letters which, for most of them, have no connection with the topic:
-Reference 2 was in Pediatrics and the authors of the study under critique (Knishkowy and Amitai [Ref 6]) had respectfully responded and acknowledged the value the critique. This is an intent to criminalize E-Letters.
-Reference 3 and 4 (Inhal Tox 2008; BJOG 2008) were NOT “E-Letters” but full Letters to the Editor that had nothing to do with what Primack et al purport. This is a double LIE.
-Bacha et al (Ref 5) praised several times the critique of the WHO flawed report in their study published in Inhalation Toxicology but only forgot to cite it properly. This is why a corrective full Letter to the Editor (and not a E-Letter) was published. This has nothing to do with what Primack et al purport. This is a another LIE.
-Tamim et al (no reference given: BJOG 2008) have respectfully responded to an official Letter to the Editor and acknowledged the value of the remarks. This is a another LIE on behalf of Primack et al.
-As for Reference 9, KC was not “banned from submitting to [that] academic journal” [they mean (don't laugh...) the antismoking "Tobacco Control" journal] but the E-Letter by Chapman there (to which he was not allowed to respond) clearly mentions E-Letters only, not any manuscript. Not only this was a fabricated « conflict of interest » (see below) but Primack et al, once again, LIE on purpose.
-As for Reference 10 (involving Pediatrics), Matthew Gelfand, played the role of a proxy (as a so-called "student"[full story here]) for Eissenberg and the other authors of the WHO flawed report.
All editorial ethics this kind of journal (Pediatrics) boasts of, just as all other nicotine and tobacco control journals, were actually trampled.
REMEMBER: COPE, the Committee on Publication Ethics, is “a code of conduct for editors of biomedical journals”, “a suggested code of conduct for editors to guide them towards being fair to authors, researchers, and readers”.
OUR FRIEND’S COMFITS OF INTEREST
He is always proud to say, when he is invited to do so by those angry and heinous mobs of defamers:I have never received direct or indirect funding neither from pharmaceutical companies (nicotine "replacement" therapies and products) nor from the tobacco industry. I was the first to publish results of (ambient and alveolar) Carbon Monoxide levels in hookah lounges and their patrons (Tobaccology thesis 1998; Alcoologie 1999; Doctoral thesis 2000) and subsequently issued public health recommendations in this respect. Out of this concern, I have participated by year 2004 in the design of a harm reduction hookah (cutting down CO by 95%) of which I am an official co- inventor (Patent 2005. "Narguile a allumage simplifie" [Narghile with simplified ignition]. Appl. EP20050291196. Filed 3 June. Published 14 Dec). My participation in the project was frozen by Autumn 2004. However, the official termination was formalised only by 15 June 2005, date by which I have signed away and ceded all my rights regarding the invention (legally certified by State Attorney in Paris).More details here (about this world famous E-Letter that SHOOK THEIR WORLD …) : HERE and THERE
It is astounding that, while our friend has published numerous pioneering studies and critiques (on cancer, radioactivity, hookah active and passive smoking, etc.) –not to mention his numerous E-Letters-, these angry mobs couldn’t find, after almost 5 years of a neo McCarthyst witch hunt on the Internet, but one fabricated comfit of interest in the form of a E-Letter (the first of his life !) sent to Tobacco Control (an antismoking journal: “scientific” arm of the openly PFIZER sponsored Globalink anti-smoking network, aiming at implementing the World Prohibition of Tobacco thanks to the to the so-called FCTC, the brain Formatting Convention on Tobacco Control).
Comfits of Interest, WHO TobReg, Globalink, Tobacco Control, etc. : Double Standard and/or Hypocrisy ?
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