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The ethics of conducting observational tobacco research without providing treatment to people who use tobacco: a case example from South Africa

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  • Gina Kruse Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USAHarvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USADivision of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Thando Zulu Africa Health Research Institute, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Hloniphile Ngubane Africa Health Research Institute, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Krishna Reddy Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USAHarvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USADivision of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USAMedical Practice Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Mark Siedner Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USAAfrica Health Research Institute, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South AfricaMedical Practice Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USADivision of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Nancy A Rigotti Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USAHarvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USADivision of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USAMongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Janet Seeley Department of Global Health & Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Nothando Ngwenya Africa Health Research Institute, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Emily Wong Africa Health Research Institute, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South AfricaDivision of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gina Kruse; gkruse{at}mgh.harvard.edu
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Kruse G, Zulu T, Ngubane H, et al
The ethics of conducting observational tobacco research without providing treatment to people who use tobacco: a case example from South Africa

Publication history

  • Received May 26, 2022
  • Accepted June 25, 2022
  • First published July 13, 2022.
Online issue publication 
May 15, 2023

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