Advice on lifestyle dilutes important smoking message

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7007.746 (Published 16 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:746

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  1. David Cummins
  1. Consultant haematologist Harefield Hospital, Harefield, Middlesex UB9 6JH

    EDITOR,--The debate about the benefits of changes in lifestyle in the prevention of coronary heart disease1 2 3 seems to ignore a potentially important issue—that is, the extent to which patients' compliance with advice to stop smoking is influenced by the advice they receive about making other changes to their lifestyle. I knew a cardiologist …

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