Author Affiliation: Dr Cole is a contributing editor, JAMA.
Few health risks have received as much attention in the pages of JAMA
as tobacco. Since 1984, we have devoted 10 theme issues (most recently in
1996)1 to this health scourge and hundreds
of additional pages in separate articles, news stories, and editorials. The
science of nicotine addiction, the pharmacology of nicotine cessation, and
the epidemiology of nicotine use have been addressed in our pages. The tobacco
industry has been examined through keyholes2
and doorways.3 Through these and other articles,
our goal has been to educate physicians, political leaders, and the world
about tobacco use and its abuse.
Cole HM. A Future Without TobaccoA Call for Papers. JAMA. 1999;282(13):1284. doi:10.1001/jama.282.13.1284