Simon Chapman doesn’t like having statistics explained to him:
— Simon Chapman (@SimonChapman6) August 13, 2014
Mind you, he’s probably still pissed off I got The Conversation to update his disclosure statement on a recent article. He had originally declared something like this:
Simon Chapman does not work for, consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations.
Completely false, of course. He has received funding from the Department of Health and Ageing, the Preventive Health Research Grants Program, the National Health and Medical Research Council, and the Cancer Institute all of which actively campaign to suppress tobacco consumption. So he is hardly a disinterested observer. Apparently ethics and full disclosure are for the little people.