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U.K. doctors want “progressive prohibition”

| March 27, 2014

Leading U.K. doctors have called for a ban on cigarette sales to people born after 2000: a program of “progressive prohibition” aimed at curbing smoking-related deaths, according to a story by Ben Lazarus for The Telegraph.

At the British Medical Association’s annual public health medicine conference, the doctors urged the BMA to lobby for a complete ban on the sale of cigarettes to anyone born in this century.

But Ian Kennedy, a public health medicine registrar, questioned whether banning cigarettes for a certain section of the population was a sustainable policy, and asked why 13- to 14-year-olds were being targeted.

Lazarus’ story is at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10722727/Ban-sale-of-cigarettes-to-anyone-born-after-2000-doctors-say.html.

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