Thursday, 3 November 2016

Pharma's leading questions

I was e-mailed last week by a lobbyist working on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry, asking me to complete this survey. The whole thing is geared towards getting the respondent to support the hypothecation of tobacco taxes for health care and, by implication, higher tobacco taxes.

Take the survey and ask yourself two (rhetorical) questions. First, why would the makers of alternative nicotine products be keen to use the state to push up the price of traditional nicotine products? Second, do the leading questions in the survey comply with the best practices of opinion polling?

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