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Effect of public smoking ban in Helena, Montana: Author's reply

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 03 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1380
  1. Stanton A Glantz, professor of medicine (
  1. Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143-1390, USA

    EDITOR—We present a simple observation: when Helena, Montana, implemented a smoke free law admissions for myocardial infarction dropped significantly, then rebounded when the law was suspended through a lawsuit by tobacco industry allies.

    Kabat makes the usual arguments of scientists who have worked with the tobacco industry.13 Rather than taking …

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