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Should Authors Declare Competing Interests?

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 Mar 2009 at 00:29 GMT

Author: Jeremy Richards
Position: Assistant Professor of History
Institution: Gordon College
E-mail: osusia@yahoo.com
Submitted Date: August 30, 2008
Published Date: September 1, 2008
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Because this article may encourage lawmakers in California (and possibly in other states) to increase spending on antismoking programs that authors Lightwood, Dinno, and Glantz are likely to receive future funding from, I strongly believe the authors should have declared competing interests.

No competing interests declared.