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Tobacco advertising ban in Europe
  1. STEPHEN G SPIRO, Past President, ERS
  1. Department of Thoracic Medicine
  2. The Middlesex Hospital
  3. University College London Hospitals
  4. London W1N 8AA, UK

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An editorial on the tobacco epidemic1 is always timely. The proposed ban on tobacco advertising which was approved and recommended to the European Parliament on 4 December 1997 had much to do with lobbying by the respiratory medicine community and, I believe, a stroke of good fortune.

During my term as President of the European Respiratory Society we attempted to raise the serious issue of smoking in Europe and, at the Annual Congress …

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