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BMA annual meeting: doctors vote to ban sale of tobacco to anyone born after 2000

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4271 (Published 25 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4271
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

UK doctors have called for a permanent ban on the sale of cigarettes to any person born after the year 2000 in a bid to protect the next generation from the harmful effects of smoking.

In a debate at the BMA’s annual representative meeting in Harrogate on Tuesday 24 June, delegates passed a motion urging the association to campaign on the issue, in acknowledgement of “both the substantial harm to health caused by smoking cigarettes and [the fact] that nicotine addiction …

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