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Tobacco companies want more government cooperation

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7229.208/d (Published 22 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:208
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    Tobacco companies want to cooperate more with the UK government and the public health authorities to develop what British American Tobacco (BAT) calls “rational smoking and health policies based on a proper understanding of the science and the lessons to be drawn from the past.”

    Martin Broughton, chairman of BAT, said that he wanted to resolve the stalemate between those who took the “social engineering approach” of wanting to eradicate smoking and those who adopted a laissez faire approach.

    He was one of five witnesses giving evidence last week to the House of Commons health …

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