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Scottish parliament urged to ban tobacco advertising

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 28 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:184
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    The Scottish parliament is being urged to go it alone and ban tobacco advertising after the failure of the Westminster government to bring forward legislation.

    A coalition of health professionals and cancer charities has been formed in Scotland to campaign for a ban. They are supporting a private member's bill, which the SNP (Scottish National party) has promised to introduce into the Scottish parliament.

    The BMA, the Royal College of Nursing, the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Macmillan Cancer Relief, the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, the Royal …

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