Bertrand Dautzenberg, France’s Top Antismoking Expert (and also a Renowned Plagiarist) Co-Authors Study on «Third-Hand Smoke»
It is well known that antismoking researchers do not hesitate to rely on gross exaggerations, lies and manipulations of statistical data (numerous examples in Table of Contents) with the objective of touting or speeding up bans on smoking (Prohibition) In the United Kingdom, many will remember that the best example is given by ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) who, a few weeks before the national ban (July 2007), disseminated a communique based on an interview with two major «« waterpipe »»™ antismoking experts : Wasim Maziak and Alan Shihadeh
>> ASH (Action on Smoking and Health). ““Shisha 200 times worse than a cigarette” say Middle East experts””. 27 March 2007 (prepared by Martin Dockrell)(accessed 13 June, 2008)
Sub-heading: “Three leading experts from across the Middle East have warned that excluding “shisha bars” when England goes smokefree on July 1 could worsen the grave inequalities in health that already affect ethnic minorities.”In France, before our summer holidays humm...., Bertrand Dautzenberg, plagiarist and president of the national antismoking agency “OFT” (Office Français du Tabagisme)[sort of French ASH], came up with a new study he has co-authored:
Becquemin MH, Bertholon JF, Bentayeb M, Attoui M, Ledur D, Roy F, Roy M, Annesi-Maesano I, Dautzenberg B. Third-hand smoking: indoor measurements of concentration and sizes of cigarette smoke particles after resuspension. Tob Control. 2010 Aug;19(4):347-8.« What this paper adds » (according to the Tobacco Kontrol journal, not us !) Guess what ?
>> « This study is the first to investigate the hypothesised resuspension of deposited particles of tobacco smoke (‘thirdhand smoke’) » !
Third-Hand Smoke was first “discovered” by tobacco experts investigating cigarettes. So far, no ««waterpipe »» expert has mentioned Shisha Third Hand Smoke, so we’ll refrain from commenting in a field that is not ours. We give below two sources that will be enough for those who wish to undertstand at least what it is about. For information though, First-hand smoke is the one inhaled by the cigarette smoker. Second-hand smoke, the side one (the one that goes up in the air between two puffs).
>> Kabat G. Is “Thirdhand Tobacco Smoke” a Valid Scientific Concept or a Public Relations Gimmick ? The Columbia University Press Blog 2009 (09 January)
This issue is of importance as it appears that hundreds of thousands of dollars will be spent to fight it...
>> Siegel M. California Taxpayers to Spend a Quarter Million Dollars Studying Effects of Thirdhand Smoke Dust on Skin. The Rest of the Story - Monday, August 09, 2010
OTHER RELEVANT READINGS
Concerning Bertrand Dautzenberg and plagiarism:
A recent supporting editorial by the Editors of Tabaccologia, a peer-reviewed biomedical journal about tobacco smoking:
>> Editors : Plagiarism in biomedical sciences: a bad habit that needs to be rooted out [Il plagio in campo medico-scientifico: un malcostumbre da estirpare]. Tabaccologia 2009;4:5-7 [English and Italian].
>> Plagiarism in tobacco research (by Kamal)>> An open letter against plagiarism and plagiarists. Tabaccologia 2009; 1: 46-7 (by Kamal)
>> Editions Margaux-Orange (Paris) funded by Big Pharma, and publishing plagiarism:
Bertrand Dautzenberg and Jean-Yves Nau: Tout ce que vous ne savez pas sur la chicha . Paris, Margaux-Orange/OFT (Office Français du Tabagisme), 2007.
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