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Poor more likely to smoke and less likely to quit

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7445.914-e (Published 15 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:914

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  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Men and women from poorer backgrounds are more likely to smoke and less likely to give up the habit, a new study has found.

    The annual quit rate among professional and managerial women in their 20s and 30s is almost twice that among those from unskilled manual backgrounds, says a study in the Journal of Public Health (2004:26:13-8).

    Men were more likely to have smoked, but they were more likely to have given up by the age of 41, the …

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