Download PDFPDF

Reducing tobacco addiction through tobacco product regulation
Compose Response

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g.
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests


  • Responses are moderated before posting and publication is at the absolute discretion of BMJ, however they are not peer-reviewed
  • Once published, you will not have the right to remove or edit your response. Removal or editing of responses is at BMJ's absolute discretion
  • If patients could recognise themselves, or anyone else could recognise a patient from your description, please obtain the patient's written consent to publication and send them to the editorial office before submitting your response [Patient consent forms]
  • By submitting this response you are agreeing to our full [Response terms and requirements]

Vertical Tabs

Other responses

Jump to comment:

  • Published on:
    How do you know this wont make things even worse? (updated)
    It's a relief to see the authors backing away from the previously advocated "remove-the-nicotine" approach to regulating cigarettes. This was a strategy that would surely have killed millions more as toxin-to-nicotine ratios worsened during a phase-out, while smokers continued to seek their established satisfactory nicotine dose. Making even dirtier delivery systems for nicotine was never the greatest public health idea, and no...
    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.