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BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 10 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:i

Is cigarette smoking a cause of death?

At a recent inquest on the body of a boy of 16 at Felling, near Gateshead, the jury found that he died from syncope due to nicotine poisoning caused by the excessive smoking of cigarettes, on which the coroner …

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