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When cigarettes were acceptable

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 27 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:203
  1. Simon Barley, retired general practitioner
  1. Sheffield

    These days, and in particular if you are a BMJ reader, it's hard to think of anything positive about cigarette smoking. Yet 50 years ago, and probably much more recently, doctors often recommended nicotine to their patients. And not just doctors. During my national service …

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