Prevalence of smoking in 8 countries of the former Soviet Union: results from the living conditions, lifestyles and health study.


OBJECTIVES We sought to provide comparative data on smoking habits in countries of the former Soviet Union. METHODS We conducted cross-sectional surveys in 8 former Soviet countries with representative national samples of the population 18 years or older. RESULTS Smoking rates varied among men, from 43.3% to 65.3% among the countries examined. Results… (More)


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