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Big and bigger issues

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 05 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:0

One of those defining moments occurred for me in medical school when the physician we all respected the most asked a group of students if any of us smoked. One of us did. “If I could stop you smoking,” he said, “I'd do more good than all the rest of what I do this week put together.” We were flabbergasted. Nobody worked harder or cared more than this physician.

I think of him as I inspect this week's BMJ. The major part of the issue is devoted to tobacco and health and …

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