Three important letters and a clue to a long life

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 17 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:e

The BMJ is snooty when it comes to letters. We have for a long time kept our pages mostly for letters that relate to material that we've already published. The letters are not peer reviewed and are, indeed, part of the peer review process. We do, however, make exceptions for letters that address public policy. This week we have three.

Moira and Martin Plant report worrying data from England, Wales, and Scotland that show heavy drinking among women aged 18–24 (p 1183). The data emerge from a survey of over 2000 …

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