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Lancet calls for tobacco to be made illegal

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7428.1364-b (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1364
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. London

    The Lancet called on Tony Blair's government last week to make tobacco an illegal substance, but it attracted little support to its cause (2003;362: 1865).

    The unsigned editorial first discussed the question of banning smoking in public places. It pointed out that the government had been condemned, in a letter to the Times (25 Nov, p 19) by the leaders of the 18 royal colleges, for not introducing such a …

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