Agent of change: more than "a nuisance to the tobacco industry"

Simon Chapman
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb05002.x
Published online: 9 December 2002

Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who had read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made — Oscar Wilde, 1881

The invitation to contribute this piece to the Journal was disconcerting. I told the Editor I felt previous contributors to the Power of One series were all distinguished retirees. What was he trying to tell me? I have just turned 51, but it seems some believe I have been around forever and should write a retrospective piece.

  • School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.


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