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May 24, 1985

Selling Cigarettes in VA Hospitals

Author Affiliations

East Tennessee State University Quillen-Dishner College of Medicine Johnson City

JAMA. 1985;253(20):2959. doi:10.1001/jama.1985.03350440037011

To the Editor.—  We can make a tremendous impact on certain disease and death rates1-3 and take an impressive step toward solving the hospital cost problem4 by requesting, as concerned citizens,5 that our largest group of public hospitals, viz, the Veterans Administration hospitals, halt the sale of (tax-exempt, hence tax-supported) cigarettes.