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US agency proposes 10 point plan to cut smoking

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 19 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:426
  1. Charles Marwick
  1. Washington, DC

    A US government agency has drawn up a comprehensive plan to encourage five million Americans tostop smoking. The Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health, which developed the 10 point plan over 14 months, has proposed increasing the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $2 (£1; €1.60).

    Details of the national plan for tobacco cessation are published in the American Journal of Public Health (2004;94:205-10), and the plan was endorsed by four former US surgeonsgeneral—Jesse Steinfeld, Julius …

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