Fundamental re-think on smoking is neededBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6810 (Published 25 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6810
- Paul D Jepson, F2 doctor, public health1
- 1Stoke on Trent, UK
Excuse my naivety, but isn’t smoking’s continued legality one of the most important factors accounting for its slow rate of decline?1 Any other drug causing a fraction of the morbidity and mortality of tobacco would have been outlawed long ago, putting aside alcohol for the moment.
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