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BMA steps up call for ban on smoking in public places

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7372.1058/a (Published 09 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1058
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

    The BMA has stepped up its call for a ban on smoking in public places after finding that passive smoking kills 1000 people a year.

    The association has also called on the government to tax all tobacco company profits to fund public awareness campaigns on the risks of passive smoking and the development of smoke-free public places.

    The government's 1998 white paper on tobacco, Smoking Kills, acknowledged the risks of passive smoking but stopped short of a ban on smoking in public places. That report estimated that hundreds …

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