European Union toughens antismoking stance

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 26 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1266
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The European Union is preparing to put in place some of the world's toughest antismoking legislation in a bid to reduce drastically the number of deaths and illnesses related to tobacco.

    Under EU rules agreed this month, national governments will be able to insist that from September 2002, tobacco manufacturers place …

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