The burden of smoking-related ill health in the UK.
BACKGROUND: Smoking is one of the biggest avoidable causes of morbidity and mortality in the United Kingdom. This paper quantifies the current health and economic burden of smoking in the UK. It provides comparisons with previous studies of the burden of smoking in the UK and with the costs for other chronic disease risk factors. METHODS: A systematic literature review to identify previous estimates of National Health Service costs attributable to smoking was undertaken. Information from the...Expand abstract
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