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"Throughout history men have tried various ways of reducing anxiety, relieving boredom, and promoting happiness and sociability." Two centuries ago, cheap gin drinking (one way) in England was controlled by a prohibitive tax, which the Royal College of Physicians in 1725 petitioned the Parliament to adopt. Cigarette smoking is another of these ways, and the second report on smoking and health by the Royal College of Physicians makes it clear that direct action by physicians and by political agencies, as well as a change in social acceptability, will be needed if the toll that cigarette smoking takes on health is
Smoking and Health Now. A New Report and Summary on Smoking and its Effects on Health.. Ann Intern Med. ;75:147–148. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-1-147
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(1):147-148.
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