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Letters Smoke-free cars in Wales

Legislation is better than education in achieving smoke-free vehicles for children

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 28 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1420
  1. George Thomson, senior research fellow1,
  2. Nick Wilson, associate professor1
  1. 1Department of Public Health, Te Tari Hauora Tumatanui, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
  1. george.thomson{at}

The Welsh Assembly should be congratulated for acting to protect children from the hazard of smoking in cars.1 Social marketing will probably help shift societal norms around this matter. However, it would probably be more effective, and more cost …

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