This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
To the Editor:
—In the Dec 15 issue of The Journal (182:1094-1098) there appeared an article which contained certain suggestions in an area about which the medical profession does not seem to know what its respective hands are doing. The article, "Experimental Study on Effect of Cigarette Smoke Condensate on Bronchial Mucosa," included the sentence on p 1097: "We believe that the evidence is sufficient to warrant preventive measures. These preventive measures should include an intensive educational program and legislation against advertising..." I have heard recently, also, physicians make comments about public consumption, in which area they desire legislation for the use of safety belts.I know that many of these same physicians, and certainly the majority of us, do not wish legislation for medical practice. How do we justify our attempts to force legislation on others when we wish to remain free of legislation? If we want to
Martin C. Legislation. JAMA. 1963;183(8):717. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03700080125041
* * SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE * *
The JAMA Network Sites will be conducting routine maintenance from 10/20/2017 through 10/21/2017. During this window access to content and authentication may be intermittently available. The JAMA Store will be completely unavailable during the maintenance window.