Smoking and mortality--beyond established causes.

@article{Carter2015SmokingAM,
  title={Smoking and mortality--beyond established causes.},
  author={Brian D. Carter and C. Abnet and D. Feskanich and N. Freedman and P. Hartge and C. Lewis and J. Ockene and R. Prentice and F. Speizer and M. Thun and E. Jacobs},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={372 7},
  pages={
          631-40
        }
}
  • Brian D. Carter, C. Abnet, +8 authors E. Jacobs
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • BACKGROUND Mortality among current smokers is 2 to 3 times as high as that among persons who never smoked. Most of this excess mortality is believed to be explained by 21 common diseases that have been formally established as caused by cigarette smoking and are included in official estimates of smoking-attributable mortality in the United States. However, if smoking causes additional diseases, these official estimates may significantly underestimate the number of deaths attributable to smoking… CONTINUE READING

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