Estimating Smoking-Attributable Mortality in the United States

  title={Estimating Smoking-Attributable Mortality in the United States},
  author={Andrew Fenelon and Samuel H. Preston},
Tobacco use is the largest single cause of premature death in the developed world. Two methods of estimating the number of deaths attributable to smoking use mortality from lung cancer as an indicator of the damage from smoking. We reestimate the coefficients of one of these, the Preston/Glei/Wilmoth model, using recent data from U.S. states. We calculate smoking-attributable fractions for the 50 states and the United States as a whole in 2004, and estimate the contribution of smoking to the… CONTINUE READING