498 e-Letters

  • Punish all smokers that won''t stop with a new law.

    I work at a radiostation in Amsterdam - The Netherlands, in the on-air studio directing the show, doing editing and mixing and so on. I have to work together with 1 other in the same room. This is usually a smoker.

    I will simply get fired if I would even ask my co-workers to stop smoking. You have to get this through to the LAW a.s.a.p. maybe then I stand a chance...

    I sure as hell have felt these conseq...

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  • Additional barriers and solutions to enforcement of youth access laws
    Rick Kropp

    Dear Editor:

    In their article, “Impediments to the enforcement of youth access laws” in your Summer 1999 issue of Tobacco Control, Drs. Joseph DiFranza and Nancy Rigotti identified and explored some of the major barriers to active enforcement of minimum age- of-sale tobacco laws. Through their work, Drs. DiFranza and Rigotti have made substantial contribution to the limited research on why tobacco sales laws are...

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  • Florida Jury Finding May Constitute "Crime Against Humanity"
    Richard A Daynard

    In his letter, Neil Francey points out that the definition of "crimes against humanity" includes "inhumane acts... intentionally causing great suffering".

    On July 7, 1999 a jury in the Engle class action case in Florida answered the question: "Have Plaintiffs proven that one or more of the Defendant Tobacco Companies engaged in extreme and outrageous conduct or with reckless disregard to cigarettes sold or sup...

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  • Cecilia Farren
    I saw that Tobacco Control was now online from a message Simon Chapman posted on Globalink. I tried it and here it all is for everyone to see. I only get to see the work copy if I go to another city as it is in the library there. Now to have it online is heaven. I wish I could see the whole cover as that picture is really 'In your face'. Anyway just to say hi! and thank you for this trial period online.
  • Step forward the real Tobacco Control
    Clive Bates

    Congratulations on the excellent new on-line Tobacco Control and hats off to RWJ and BMJ Publishing. The cross referencing and interactive features represent a step change in the value of the publication and a new front in the efforts to contain the tobacco epidemic. If Philip Morris was worried before, then it will be more worried now.

    Perhaps now is the time to rethink our relationship with the house journal o...

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  • Address smoking in student nurses
    Edwin van Teijlingen

    Ohida et al. provide us with an useful overview of smoking amongst female nurses in Japan. They suggest that smoking cessation programmes should be incorporated into nursing education and in-hospital education. This is an important health education recommendation, especially since tobacco consumption is relatively high amongst student nurses. For example, we found that in Scotland nursing students were more likely to...

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  • Congratulations on launching eTC
    Ron Davis

    Dear editor:

    I'm not sure if this electronic letter meets your guideline that it "contribute substantially to the topic under discussion," but I do want to congratulate you for moving "Tobacco Control" into cyberspace. eTC looks great, and will be an invaluable service to tobacco reseachers and tobacco control advocates throughout the world.

    Ron Davis Henry Ford Health System Detroit, Michigan, USA rdavi...

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  • Gloria Tuttle

    Dear Jane,

    Thank you for sharing your story about your tobacco chewing habit and that you quit this terrible habit. It makes me proud to know that my husband Bill was the initiating factor in your decision to quit. I know it was a very hard thing to do, and I applaud you for your strength to do so. I only wish my husband had had someone tell him the devastating effects of chewing tobacco. I miss my husband v...

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