Smoking and health-related quality of life in English general population: implications for economic evaluations

BMC Public Health, 04/04/2012

Smoking is significantly and negatively associated with health–related quality of life in English general population and the magnitude of this association is determined by the number of cigarettes smoked. The varying degree of this association, captured through instruments such as EQ–5D, may need to be fed into the design of future economic evaluations where the intervention being evaluated affects (e.g. tobacco control) or is affected (e.g. treatment for lung cancer) by individual's (or patients') smoking status.

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