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Over half of costs related to lung cancer is due to smoking, says US study

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7380.69/a (Published 11 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:69
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    More than half of the annual medical costs of managing lung cancer and related conditions and 13% of the cost of managing coronary heart disease, stroke, and other smoking related cancers are attributable directly to smoking, a new analysis of US data has estimated (Journal of Econometrics 2003;112:135-51).

    Researchers from the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, analysed material from the 1987 national medical expenditure survey (a population based survey of people who live in their own homes), including information on how …

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