The Rest of the Story
Today I announce the 3rd place finisher in my annual Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire Award for the worst public lie in the tobacco control field in 2011 (the Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire Award name is borrowed from PolitiFact, which uses the term in its truth-o-meter). The runner-up and winner will be announced in subsequent days.
Third Place – 2011 Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire Award: The World Medical Association
On October 4, 2011, the World Medical Association issued a press release in which it claimed that the tobacco industry was promoting electronic cigarettes in …