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Smoke free journal?

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7396.0/e (Published 03 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:e
  1. Kamran Abbasi, deputy editor

    Doctors smoking in the mess, patients puffing away in corridors, cigarette stubs discarded in waiting rooms and outpatients. Images that are immediately identified with hospital culture in the United Kingdom. Daily experiences that health workers rarely give a second thought to. But in an attempt to create a smoke free world we cannot bring you a smoke free journal.

    What we should be campaigning for, at least, is smoke free hospitals, as Martin McKee and colleagues explain (p 941). This is another area where UK health care lags behind its equivalents in the United States, …

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