INQUIRIES from many physicians reveal that they've been watching for an update of The Journal's list of publications that carry no cigarette or other tobacco advertisements. Here it is.
Since its first list appeared (JAMA. 1989;262:1290-1291,1295), the length has more than doubled. Credit for the idea of having only "smoke-free magazines" in physicians' reception rooms goes to DOC (Doctors Ought to Care), a group of physicians devoted to educating people about the causes of preventable illness. Publication of such a list in JAMA follows a resolution adopted by the American Medical Association's House of Delegates 2 years ago.
Of the making of magazines there is apparently no end. This list includes all that could be verified, but there are probably many more. The JAMA Medical News & Perspectives Department will be pleased to hear about them—for the next list.
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