The Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health (SCOTH) and the Freedom of Information Act, “Most of the studies were not felt to be sufficiently conclusive in their findings.”

The last time SCOTH was published was in November 2004 and was highly influential in bringing about the smoking ban. Hosted by the Department of Health and packed with ASH, pharmaceutically and WHO funded apparatchiks, objectivity was not the cornerstone of  the project.

However there does appear to be honest scientists, albeit a minority and I have requested the minutes of the SCOTH Minutes via a Freedom Of Information Request. An initial read suggests it was the stitch up we all thought it was.   The URLs appear to work so please feel free to do your own research and please put a comment on my blog.

One comment is  “Most of the studies were not felt to be sufficiently conclusive in their findings.”

http://www.dh.gov.uk/ab/SCOTH/index.htm

The URLs in full.

Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health (SCOTH) minutes
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2 Responses to The Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health (SCOTH) and the Freedom of Information Act, “Most of the studies were not felt to be sufficiently conclusive in their findings.”

  1. Great work Dave. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

  2. JJ says:

    There’s some heavy redactions in many of the reports, what are they hiding?

    Merry Christmas Dave.

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