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Changes in smoking intensity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 1994–2008

David P Thomas
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (9): 479.
doi:
10.5694/mja12.11839

In reply: Nowhere in my article do I promote reducing the number of cigarettes patients smoke, rather than smoking cessation, as a goal for clinicians. Mendelsohn and Gould have created their own straw man with which to argue.

David P Thomas, Principal Research Fellow
Menzies School of Health Research and the Lowitja Institute, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT.
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Thomas DP. Changes in smoking intensity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 1994–2008. Med J Aust 2012; 197: 503-506.
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Pierce JP, Messer K, White MM, et al. Prevalence of heavy smoking in California and the United States, 1965–2007. JAMA 2011; 305: 1106-1112.
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