Smoking crackdown by UK government

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 19 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:143
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The British government is to implement a wide range of interlocking measures to reduce tobacco consumption, public health minister Tessa Jowell told an antismoking conference in London this week.

    In addition to its commitment to ban tobacco advertising, the government is to consider making it illegal to sell tobacco to young people under 18. Other suggestions are for a health levy on tobacco profits, …

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