The rest of the story is that this is complete garbage.
It is truly depressing to me to watch this - day in and day out.
When the tobacco industry decided - sometime back around 2000 or so - to stop monitoring tobacco control science and to just let us say anything we wanted to - I thought they had made a poor decision. But in retrospect, I think it may have been brilliant. They apparently knew that before long, without the restraints of having to answer to Big Tobacco's public questioning, our science would deteriorate and we would just start saying anything we wanted to. Unrestrained, the tobacco control movement's scientific rigor would fall to such a low level that we would end up discrediting ourselves and undermining our own credibility.
Well, we're there. We're officially there.
I'm sure I'll have more to say about this later. But for now, I'm just too damn depressed.
Read his post to find out what has irked him.