US president announces own tobacco deal

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 27 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:763
  1. Terri Rutter
  1. Boston

    The United States president, Bill Clinton, has announced his own plan for reducing the consumption of cigarettes, thereby rejecting the settlement that had been written by state attorneys general, industry representatives, and some public health advocates (28 June, p 1849).

    Declaring that the “health of our people and especially the health of our children must be paramount in our thinking,” President Clinton emphasised that the primary goal was to require the tobacco industry to reduce significantly the number of young people who smoke. He has proposed raising the price of a …

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