The prevalence of smoking and implications for quality of life among the community-based elderly.

@article{Maxwell1993ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of smoking and implications for quality of life among the community-based elderly.},
  author={Colleen J Maxwell and John P. Hirdes},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={338-45}
}
Although the adverse health consequences associated with smoking among middle-aged adults are well known, the significance of smoking among the elderly is less clear. We used data from three national surveys with representative samples of the noninstitutionalized Canadian population 15 years of age and older to investigate the prevalence and consequences of smoking among the elderly. The results showed a lower prevalence of smoking among older age groups, a higher prevalence and higher… CONTINUE READING