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Smoking is just as lethal for women

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 30 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7277

Between 1996 and 2001, more than one million middle aged women in the UK answered questions about their past and present smoking habits and lifestyles. Twelve years later, 6% had died (66 489/1 180 652), at a mean age of 65 years. Current smokers were three times more likely to die than women who had never smoked (rate ratio …

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