BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 22 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1026

Americans have 12 unhealthy years: The average person in the US can expect to have about 12 years of bad health in a 76 year lifespan, according to researchers at the US Public Health Service writing in JAMA. The researchers say that those unhealthy years are spent coping with illnesses such as pneumonia, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

UK smoking targets will not be met: The Faculty of Public Health Medicine warns …

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