Global economic cost of smoking-attributable diseases

by Mark Goodchild, Nigar Nargis, Edouard Tursan d’Espaignet
Tobacco Control 2017;0:1–7 – Published Online First 30 January 2017

8 pp. 319 kB
http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2017/01/04/tobaccocontrol-2016-
053305.full.pdf#page=1&view=FitH

The detrimental impact of smoking on health has been widely documented since the 1960s. Numerous studies have also quantified the economic cost that smoking imposes on society. However, these studies have mostly been in high income countries, with limited documentation from developing countries. The aim of this paper is to measure the economic cost of smoking-attributable diseases in countries throughout the world, including in low- and middle-income settings.

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