As the title suggests the following readings address the intersection of politics into tobacco research. In particular, these readings, which are just a small sample, illustrate the extent to which what one would expect would be the proper intersection of health and science has been badly compromised by political interests.
Silencing science: partisanship and the career of a publication
disputing the dangers of second hand smoke.
Ungar S & Bray D.
Public Understanding of Science, Vol. 14, No. 1, 5-23 (2005)
Defending legitimate epidemiologic research: combatting Lysenko pseudoscience.
Epidemiologic Perspectives and Innovations, 10 October (2007)
Whither the campus radical?
National Post September 27. 2007
Honestly, who else would fund such research,
reflections of a non-smoking scholar.
Econ Journal Watch 5(2): 240-268 (May 2008)