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BMA meeting: Doctors reject calls for national ban on drinking on public transport

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 30 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3517
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1Brighton

    A bid to ban drinking on public transport was rejected by the BMA, in spite of the success of the ban introduced on London Transport by the capital’s mayor, Boris Johnson.

    But the conference did call for a “properly enforced” ban on drunkenness on public transport and a rise in the price of alcohol as a way to reduce consumption everywhere, including on buses and trains.

    The debate was swayed by a persuasive intervention by Richard Buckley, a consultant from Scotland, who said that he spent many hours on trains travelling to and from meetings in London. “I don’t see …

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