Letters All about smoking cessation

Fundamental re-think on smoking is needed

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6810 (Published 25 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6810
  1. Paul D Jepson, F2 doctor, public health1
  1. 1Stoke on Trent, UK
  1. p_d_jepson{at}hotmail.com

Excuse my naivety, but isn’t smoking’s continued legality one of the most important factors accounting for its slow rate of decline?1 Any other drug causing a fraction of the morbidity and mortality of tobacco would have been outlawed long ago, putting aside alcohol for the moment.

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