Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Clinical Review

Recent developments in obstetrics

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:604

Rapid Response:

Re: Smoking does NOT cause preterm birth

Carol A S Thompson's rapid response is one of the angriest letters I
have read in several weeks and yet she declares no competing interests.

Either she is a current smoker as her mildly offensive and
intemperate letter would suggest or she is a recent ex-smoker in which
case nicotine replacement would be strongly recommended.

Competing interests:  
Doctor & non-smoker

Competing interests: No competing interests

13 September 2003
David Carvel
Biggar ML12 6BE