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Change in mental health after smoking cessation: systematic review and meta-analysis

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1151 (Published 13 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1151

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Re: Change in mental health after smoking cessation: systematic review and meta-analysis

In commenting on such a thorough and balanced analysis, I hesitate to quibble. But I cannot resist the temptation to point out that as far as I can tell the review is concerned only with cigarette smoking. Pipe and cigar smoking is far less prevalent. But I wonder if the effect on mental health is generalizable to those, or if there no known association.

Competing interests: Pipe Smoker

22 February 2014
John G Gooderham
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