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Nicotine content in smoke from US cigarettes has increased

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 14 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:566
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    The amount of nicotine inhaled by cigarette smokers and by bystanders in secondhand smoke has risen by 10% over the past seven years, says a report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

    “Although per capita consumption of cigarettes has declined, the amount of nicotine consumed per cigarette has increased. Concurrently, the amount of …

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