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First paragraph: Patrick Basham and John Luik have written in the BMJ on obesity, and Basham has separately written on tobacco issues.[2 3] We write to provide information on the credentials and credibility of Basham and Luik, and to raise questions about the accuracy and completeness of their BMJ conflict of interest statements.