Letters Smoking prevalence in England

Is it a premature to announce that smoking prevalence in England is below 20%?

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1943 (Published 06 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1943
  1. Trefor Roscoe, GP1
  1. 1Dr Roscoe and Partners, Sothall Medical Centre, Sheffield S20 5JX, UK
  1. Trefor{at}roscoe.co.uk

Brown and West claim to show that smoking prevalence has fallen below 20%,1 and that their sample of 1800 represents the national picture.

However, the Quality and Outcomes Framework database (www.gpcontract.co.uk …

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