Estimating Benefits of Past, Current, and Future Reductions in Smoking Rates Using a Comprehensive Model With Competing Causes of Death Full Text
Preventing Chronic Disease, 07/17/2012
van Meijgaard J et al. – A dynamic individual–level model with multiple causes of death supports assessment of the delayed benefits of improved tobacco–use control efforts. The authors show that past smoking reduction efforts will translate into further increases in life expectancy in the coming years. Smoking will remain a major contributor to preventable illness and death, worthy of continued interventions.