A pack a day: Just what the doctor ordered?

Vogel, Lauren
October 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/4/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 14, pE1045
Academic Journal
The article reports on the move of the Member of Parliament and former Health Minister Siv Fridleifsdottir to propose a bill that will make cigarette a prescription-only product in Iceland. It notes that the proposal is part of an ambitious 10-year plan that will ban smoking in all public places. It further adds that under the proposed bill, only pharmacies can dispense tobacco products and doctors are obliged to prescribe cigarettes to people unable to quit using cessation programs.


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