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Smoking is more dangerous for black Americans

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7151.98b (Published 11 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:98
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Black Americans who smoke are more likely to develop lung cancer and die from it than whites, even though they smoke fewer cigarettes a day.

    Although black Americans are more likely to try to stop smoking than white Americans, they are less successful. The reasons are suggested by two articles and an editorial in JAMA--the journal of the …

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