Art Caplan: Anti-Smoking Advocates Have Misused Science

Art Caplan has a new piece at discussing a recent study that examines the scientific evidence behind claims that smoking in public harms non-smokers–and finds it wanting:

[…] as a new paper by tobacco control proponents Ronald Bayer and Kathleen E. Bachynski of Columbia’s School of Public Health, in the respected journal Health Affairs shows, the left can play games with science too. And when it does, it needs to be called out for doing so since shaping science to fit moral goals, even laudable ones, weaken the trust and credibility of the most respected source we have for facts in public policy debates—science.

Read the full column.

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