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Chocolate cigarettes “recruit” children to smoking

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7384.302/b (Published 08 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:302

Enticing and encouraging children

I agree.
But not only should the WHO be banning sales of sweets that mimic
cigarettes.
What about e.g. toys that mimic guns, knifes, etc. ?
I would be interested in any evidence that shows an upbringing with
"violent" toys has an impact on the attitude towards violence in adulthood
!
Does such evidence exist ?

Competing interests:  
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Competing interests: No competing interests

11 February 2003
Peter Vanrietvelde
General Practitioner locum
Dakas Street Medical Centre-Broome-Western Australia