Smoking may increase mortality when patients stop using tranquillisers

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7036.976c (Published 13 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:976
  1. Leon Rozewic
  1. Consultant psychiatrist Park Royal Centre for Mental Health, Central Middlesex Hospital, London NW10 7NS

    EDITOR,—K S Joseph and colleagues report an increased risk of death or near death in asthmatic patients who use major tranquillisers.1 Their finding that subjects who had stopped taking major tranquillisers in the previous two months were at …

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