Submitted by Anonymous on November 13, - The word is Toxicity.
The confidence intervals all straddle 1. Any claim after this point is a display of incredible chutzpah. You don't have to believe me. Go ask a statistician. Everyone is entitled to an opinion.
Frankly, I'll take the IJC's word for it. Believe me, I don't believe you. Do you wonder why? Because you're a fanatic, I guess.
I'd think that you'd at least want to find out what a confidence interval is. Look it up - it won't take long. When dealing with odds ratios ORsthe magic number is 1. If you can get your CI completely above 1.
If the interval is completely below 1. But if the interval straddles or even includes 1. That's officially called "not significant. And to claim an upper bound of a CI as the figure of merit is either ignorance or deliberate deceit.
There's another problem with retrospective studies and recall bias, particularly when both researchers and subjects are eager to cast blame, but we don't have to go that far to dismiss these results. Like I said, go ask a statistician. Call an instructor at a local college. Go ahead - I dare you.
Furthermore, this was a retrospective study. At the time of the Surgeon General's Report, the SG's Committee vowed not to use retrospective studies because of the element of recall bias although, perhaps inadvertently, they wound up using quite a bit of retrospective data.
Given the well known and long recognized problems with these retrospective studies, it's surprising that any reputable scientist would take them seriously.
But this study was funded by the Canadian government, which has an anti-smoking bias see Chapter 6 of my book, on the "LaLonde effect". They don't care if the study is accurate, so long as it scares people into quitting smoking.
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