Tobacco- January 3, 2014

Reports and Articles
world and no smoking Global Health: Global Effects of Smoking, of Quitting, and of Taxing Tobacco
N Engl J Med: January 2014
A couple of interesting concepts in this article, in addition to the excellent evidence review regarding the effect of price on tobacco consumption:

“A useful approximation suggested by studies in high-income countries is that 1 ton of tobacco yields about 1 million cigarettes and causes about 1 death, so just 1 trillion cigarettes consumed a year will eventually cause about 1 million deaths a year.”
[Note:  In Oregon, there were approximately 3.46 billion cigarettes sold in 2012.]
“The ratio of former smokers to current smokers in middle age is a useful measure of the success of tobacco control.”

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