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Letters A smoke-free generation?

A smoke-free world to protect child health

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 25 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4892
  1. Anthony A Laverty, research fellow1,
  2. Jasper V Been, consultant neonatologist2,
  3. Christopher Millett, professor of public health1,
  4. Filippos T Filippidis, lecturer in public health1
  1. 1Public Health Policy Evaluation Unit, Reynolds Building, London W6 8RP, UK
  2. 2Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, Erasmus Medical Centre—Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  1. a.laverty{at}

Britton considers the reasons why smoking has yet to be effectively tackled, with focus on the deceitful behaviour of big tobacco companies.1 We agree that the costs are paid by the rest of society. Moreover, these costs are unevenly distributed across society, having a large effect on the health …

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