Smoke free hospitals: Withdrawal from cigarettes should not be confused with withdrawal from nicotine

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7418.811-b (Published 02 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:811
  1. Martin McKee, professor of European public health,
  2. Anna Gilmore, research fellow,
  3. Tom Novotny, director, international programmes
  1. European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
  2. UCSF School of Medicine, 74 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

    EDITOR—As we showed in our editorial, there are many sound clinical reasons for stopping smoking, not least that it improves the chances of recovery (which is surely the aim of being in hospital). However, some responses to our editorial seem to confuse withdrawal from …

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