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German scientists demand a ban on tobacco additives

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 24 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:690
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

The German Cancer Research Centre (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum) last week demanded that certain additives used in tobacco products be banned because they increase the risk of cancer and tobacco addiction, particularly among children and young adults.

Experts from the centre, in Heidelberg, and from the Institute for Law and Economy in Hamburg presented two new publications that analysed internal tobacco industry documents concerning the composition of tobacco products and additives.

They told a press …

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