Effect of public smoking ban in Helena, Montana: Author's replyBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7452.1380 (Published 03 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1380
- Stanton A Glantz, professor of medicine (email@example.com)
- 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.1–3 Rather than taking …