Monthly Archives: November 2010

CATCH-4

Chris Snowdon responds to Rich White and Frank Davis. Epidemiological studies: Frank points out that 98% of the (male) patients in the first Doll/Hill study were smokers. This is true, but we know that even in 1950, 98% was not … Continue reading

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CATCH-3

Frank Davis adds his 2 cents to the discussion. Yesterday Chris Snowdon, writing on his blog about the current discussion here, said: So untrustworthy have anti-smoking campaigners been in their handling of science in recent years that it is not … Continue reading

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CATCH-2

Richard White, author of Smoke Screens, replies point by point to Chris Snowdon (CATCH-1).The Case for the Defence. The points raised by Hill are all valid, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the smoking studies are valid. 1. Strength: Hill gave … Continue reading

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CATCH-1

Chris Snowdon, author of Velvet Glove, Iron Fist, kicks off the Colloquium About The Cigarette Hypothesis:. Smoking and lung cancer: The case for the prosecution I’m as interested as anyone to see what crops up in this discussion. ‘Smoking causes … Continue reading

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Invitation to a Colloquium

Does smoking cause lung cancer? To most people the answer is probably: FFS, everybody knows that smoking causes lung cancer! And it certainly used to be my own belief. It was what numerous senior doctors and health professionals have been … Continue reading

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Killing the Many-Headed Hydra

In the comments last night, Chris Snowdon (at least I think it was him) suggested that we have an online debate about smoking and lung cancer, because I was quite wrong to think that smoking didn’t cause lung cancer. I … Continue reading

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The Moral Maze

I listened to the Moral Maze on BBC Radio 4 tonight, so as to hear what Chris Snowdon had to say. I had the pleasure of finding that James Delingpole was also appearing on it. As ever, it was chaired … Continue reading

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