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Evidence based policy for promoting cycle use in Britain

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 25 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1351
  1. Adrian Cook, medical statistician (,
  2. Aziz Sheikh, NHS research and development national primary care training fellow
  1. Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, Imperial College School of Medicine, London W6 8RP

    EDITOR—We warmly welcome the Chancellor of the Exchequer's pre-budget announcement that value added tax (VAT) is to be removed from cycle helmet sales.1 The decision, taken to “encourage road safety,” is supported by growing evidence of the protection offered …

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