News Chief medical officer's report on the nation's health

Pressure mounts to ban smoking in public places

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 10 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:69
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The chief medical officer has urged the government to make smoking in public places and at work illegal, to protect people from the dangers of secondhand smoke.

    In his annual report Professor Liam Donaldson said that banning smoking at work would have the same impact on rates of quitting as would doubling the price of a packet of cigarettes. It …

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