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Denial & Delay: The Political History of Smoking and Health 1951-1964, Scientists, Government and Industry as seen in the papers at the Public Records Office

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7257.389/a (Published 05 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:389
  1. Michelle Scollo, public health consultant
  1. VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, Melbourne, Australia

    David Pollock


    Action on Smoking and Health, £7, pp 166

    ISBN 1 872428 44 4

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    It is easy to forget that an issue does not come into existence merely at the earliest point of our own institutional memory. Reading Pollock's account of the reactions of government officials to early scientific findings on the link between smoking and disease was therefore a disturbing experience. It was disconcerting to discover that several brilliant ideas for discouraging tobacco use that have been advocated recently by my public health …

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