Doctors should advise but do not have to lead by example

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7010.945b (Published 07 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:945
  1. Pat O'Brien,
  2. John Morrison,
  3. Hazem El-Refaey,
  4. Sally Lawrence,
  5. Sarah J Bower,
  6. Donald Peebles,
  7. Mark Broadbent,
  8. Alasdair Gordon,
  9. Stephen Burrell
  1. Research fellow Senior registrar in fetal medicine Senior registrar Research midwife senior registrar Senior registrar Senior registrar Lecturer Research fellow Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Hospital, London WC1E 6AU

    EDITOR,--We take issue with Simon Chapman's suggestion that medical students who smoke should be channelled away from primary health care.1 He argues that in view of our “responsibilities as exemplars” it is “hypocrisy” for doctors to smoke and that, consequently, if we do smoke it …

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