White paper on tobacco takes a laudable stance

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7183.604a (Published 27 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:604
  1. Derek Yach, Programme manager (yachd@who.ch),
  2. Eric LeGresley, Legal adviser
  1. Tobacco-Free Initiative, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland

    EDITOR—Whatever the domestic health impact of Britain's new white paper on tobacco,1 it will resonate loudly and positively around the world. The United Kingdom has done what few countries have done to date—it has formally recognised the global nature of the tobacco problem; accepted the necessity of international efforts to complement concerted domestic action; and acknowledged the responsibility of states to help …

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