Do smoking habits differ between women and men in contemporary Western populations? Evidence from half a million people in the UK Biobank study

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OBJECTIVES Several studies have shown that smoking may confer a greater excess risk for chronic diseases in women compared with men. The reasons for this excess risk of smoking in women are unclear, yet sex differences in smoking habits may play a role. We, thus, characterised sex differences in smoking habits in a contemporary Western population. DESIGN… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005663

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