President Clinton approves curbs on tobacco

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 31 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:509

United States president Bill Clinton wants to reduce tobacco use by children and adolescents by half in seven years. Flanked last week by young Americans wearing tee shirts bearing the slogan “Tobacco-free Kids,” he authorised the Food and Drug Administration to restrict “advertising that hooks children on a product.”

President Clinton said: “Cigarette smoking is the most significant public health problem facing our people … for every day, even though it is illegal, 3000 of our young people start smoking, and 1000 of them will die earlier than …

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