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January 3, 2001

Inadvertent Tobacco Advertising in Physicians' Offices

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2001;285(1):43-44. doi:10.1001/jama.285.1.39

To the Editor: A study in Boston in 1988 showed that 11% of primary care physicians' offices visited were free of tobacco advertisements and that only 25% of the physicians interviewed were interested in cancelling subscriptions to magazines with cigarette advertisements.1 In 1989, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates resolved to " encourage physicians to substitute magazines without cigarette advertisements for those with cigarette advertisements in their office waiting rooms."1

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