Dealing with tobacco use and dependence within primary health care: time for action
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Department of Social Medicine, Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Global Tobacco Control, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
Submission date: 2013-02-11
Acceptance date: 2013-02-20
Publication date: 2013-02-26
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Constantine Ilias Vardavas   

Department of Social Medicine, Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
Tobacco Induced Diseases 2013;11(February):6
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