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Strategies for eliminating smoked tobacco
  1. Ron Borland
  1. Nigel Gray Fellowship Group, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, 3004, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ron Borland, Nigel Gray Fellowship Group, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia; Ron.Borland{at}

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Collishaw1 outlines a proposal to set strict limits on cigarette emission at levels which will effectively prohibit all combusted cigarettes, leaving only heat not burn (HnB) cigarettes in the market. It would limit toxicant levels of 38 chemicals set 2 SD above the higher mean of independent tests of two HnB products: British American Tobacco’s Glo and Philip Morris International’s iQos. He provides a useful table of observed values which shows the magnitude and variability of the toxicant reductions this proposal would achieve. This proposal is a radical extension of those to reduce toxicant levels, but in ways that would not eliminate cigarettes.2 It is an alternative to …

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