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Letters Divisiveness of e-cigarettes

Why we shouldn’t normalise the use of e-cigarettes

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 23 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3770
  1. Michael Craig Watson, associate professor in public health1,
  2. Mark Forshaw, subject leader in health and applied psychology, natural sciences, and psychology2
  1. 1University of Nottingham, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, D86, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2HA, UK
  2. 2Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
  1. michael.watson{at}

We welcome Gornall’s article because we think it will promote much needed debate about an important public health concern.1 However, many of the issues covered are not new. More than 30 years ago, Taylor published a seminal book that provided a comprehensive insight into the world of public health politics.2 The Smoke Ring discusses the political and …

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