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    The arrive of British AmericanTobacco (BAT) and the rise in tobacco sales in Italy
    • Roberto Mazza, nurse
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      • Cinzia De Marco, Roberto Boffi, Ario Ruprecht, Giovanni Invernizzi

    While a recent editorial in Tobacco Control wonders “Falling prevalence of smoking: how low can we go?”1, in Italy something worrying is happening in tobacco control. After a constant decline in the past 3 years, in 2006 an excess of a 1000 tonnes of tobacco was sold in Italy2. This means “only” an increase of 1.1% of the total market, but represents also an excess of 50 million of cigarette packs, one for each Italian. This...

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