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The 21st century hazards of smoking and benefits of stopping: A prospective study of one million women in the UK

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Background Women born around 1940 in countries such as the UK and USA were the first generation in which many smoked substantial numbers of cigarettes throughout adult life. Hence, only in the 21st century can we observe directly the full effects of prolonged smoking, and of prolonged cessation, on mortality among women in the UK. Methods For this prospective study, 1·3 million UK women were recruited in 1996-2001 and resurveyed postally about 3 and 8 years later. All were followed to Jan 1, ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, BHF Centre of Research Excellence
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit, BHF Centre of Research Excellence
Journal:
The Lancet
Volume:
381
Issue:
9861
Pages:
133-141
Publication date:
2013-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:0a7078ef-8ec6-46b6-a605-a71250d28baf
Source identifiers:
379484
Local pid:
pubs:379484

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