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This letter corrects misleading and incorrect statements about the smokefree class competition (SFC) in a recent paper.1
Statement 1. “Modified versions of this competition should be developed, using … group influence in a positive way. For instance, a non‐smoking contest is being developed in Geneva using student's creativity and peer support in the class” (p. 759).
Statement 2. “The competition is based on a logic of exclusion, suspicion, and mistrust” (p. 759). “…the central principle is … to apply negative peer pressure upon teenage smokers” (p. 757).
Statement 3. “Non‐voluntary test of saliva cotinine to detect tobacco use” (p. 758).
Statement 4. “Scarce evidence for ... efficacy” (p. 757).
Statement 5. “Lack of a theoretical basis” (p. 759).
Smokefree class competition (SFC) is co‐funded by the European Commission.