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Although it has been widely accepted since the 1960s that smoking cigarettes carries a substantial health risk, worldwide mortality from tobacco-related diseases is increasing rapidly at the beginning of the 21st century. To provide the motivation to control this epidemic there is a continuing and pressing need for information on the risks of tobacco consumption that Is accurate, up to date, locally relevant and imaginatively presented.

Original publication




Journal article


Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A: Statistics in Society

Publication Date





225 - 231