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Study shows that smoking costs 13 times more than it saves

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7319.1003 (Published 27 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1003
  1. Clive Bates, director ([email protected])
  1. Action on Smoking and Health, London EC2 4HW

    EDITOR—Kmietowicz's news article discussed the report published by the tobacco company Philip Morris which many media reports have claimed shows that smoking saves the economy more than it costs.1 A closer look shows the exact opposite: the report gives costs associated with smokers while still alive amount to Czech …

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