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Letters New politics targeting the nanny state

Heated tobacco and politics in Italy

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 17 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4189
  1. Giulio Formoso, pharmacist1,
  2. Maria Grazia Celani, neurologist2,
  3. Silvia Minozzi, epidemiologist3,
  4. Michela Cinquini, statistician4,
  5. Paola Mosconi, researcher4,
  6. Vanna Pistotti, librarian4,
  7. Teresa Cantisani, neurologist2,
  8. Roberto D’Amico, professor of medical statistics5
  1. 1Local Health Authority, Via Amendola 2, 42122 Reggio Emilia, Italy
  2. 2Azienda Ospedaliera di Perugia—Cochrane Neurological Sciences Field, Perugia, Italy
  3. 3Cochrane Review Group on Drugs and Alcohol, Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service, Rome, Italy
  4. 4Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research IRCCS, Milan, Italy
  5. 5University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  1. giulio.formoso{at}

Big tobacco companies using political links to foster their business is concerning.1 In Italy, a “sunshine act” proposal to make financial links between healthcare professionals and industry more transparent has been approved by the …

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