Smoke it again, Sam

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 01 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1019
  1. Stan Shatenstein, editor
  1. 1GLOBALink News & Information, 5492-B Trans Island, Montreal, Canada
  1. shatensteins{at}

For more than a decade, I’ve been writing and editing in the field of tobacco control. It’s no small irony that my favourite film is also a smoke-fest. With brilliant performances and a sparkling script, Michael Curtiz’s Casablanca marks the perfect marriage of romance and politics, cynicism and idealism.

In Casablanca people “wait ... and wait ... and wait” for visas to Lisbon, “the great …

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