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Letters Tobacco Control Plan

Tobacco Control Plan is needed to fight the power of big tobacco

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 23 January 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j351
  1. Michael Craig Watson, associate professor in public health1,
  2. John Lloyd, vice president2
  1. 1University of Nottingham, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2HA, UK
  2. 2Institute of Health Promotion and Education, Welwyn AL6 0UD, UK
  1. michael.watson{at}

The Institute of Health Promotion and Education endorses the urgent need for a new Tobacco Control Plan.1 Smoking is still the largest single preventable cause of ill health and death, and it causes extensive harm to individuals and society.2

Smoking is strongly associated with socioeconomic disadvantage. Unemployed …

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