Readers have raised questions concerning the absence of any financial disclosure following the Letter to the Editor from Dr Domingo Aviado.1 In response, Dr Aviado would like us to publish the following "clarification statement":
"Atmospheric Health Sciences is an independent consulting firm for governmental agencies here and abroad, the tobacco industry, pharmaceutical industry, and petrochemical companies. However, Dr Aviado did not receive any form of compensation for writing the unsolicited Letter to the Editor on environmental tobacco smoke and heart disease."
The editors would point out that on February 16,1992, Dr Aviado signed the following Financial Disclosure statement without noting any conflicts:
"I certify that any affiliations with or involvement in any organization or entity with a direct financial interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript (eg, employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, expert testimony) are noted below. Otherwise, my signature indicates that I have no
Rennie D, Dan BB. Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Heart Disease: A Correction. JAMA. 1992;268(17):2378. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03490170050023