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Time for a smoke? One cigarette reduces your life by 11 minutes

Time for a smoke? One cigarette reduces your life by 11 minutes Letters Website: www.bmj.com Email: letters@bmj.com Time for a smoke? One cigarette reduces your life by 11 minutes Stumbling into occupational health: the influenza conundrum Editor—Studies investigating the impact on 6.5 years = 2374 days, 56 976 hours, or Editor—In his editorial Smith describes mortality of socioeconomic and lifestyle fac­ 3 418 560 minutes how the British government has decided on tors such as smoking tend to report death 5772 cigarettes per year for 54 years = access to treatments. The occupational rates, death rate ratios, odds ratios, or the 311 688 cigarettes health service of the NHS has had a similar, chances of smokers reaching different ages. 3 418 560/311 688 = 11 minutes per albeit less sophisticated, experience with These findings may also be converted into cigarette. respect to advising on the immunisation of differences in life expectancy. We estimated This calculation is admittedly crude—it staff against influenza this winter. The lack of how much life is lost in smoking one relies on averages, assumes that the health a recognised body to give authoritative cigarette. effects of smoking are evenly spread advice on occupational health has led to Our calculation is for men only and throughout a smoker's http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png BMJ British Medical Journal

Time for a smoke? One cigarette reduces your life by 11 minutes

BMJ , Volume 320 (7226) – Jan 1, 2000

Time for a smoke? One cigarette reduces your life by 11 minutes

BMJ , Volume 320 (7226) – Jan 1, 2000

Abstract

Letters Website: www.bmj.com Email: letters@bmj.com Time for a smoke? One cigarette reduces your life by 11 minutes Stumbling into occupational health: the influenza conundrum Editor—Studies investigating the impact on 6.5 years = 2374 days, 56 976 hours, or Editor—In his editorial Smith describes mortality of socioeconomic and lifestyle fac­ 3 418 560 minutes how the British government has decided on tors such as smoking tend to report death 5772 cigarettes per year for 54 years = access to treatments. The occupational rates, death rate ratios, odds ratios, or the 311 688 cigarettes health service of the NHS has had a similar, chances of smokers reaching different ages. 3 418 560/311 688 = 11 minutes per albeit less sophisticated, experience with These findings may also be converted into cigarette. respect to advising on the immunisation of differences in life expectancy. We estimated This calculation is admittedly crude—it staff against influenza this winter. The lack of how much life is lost in smoking one relies on averages, assumes that the health a recognised body to give authoritative cigarette. effects of smoking are evenly spread advice on occupational health has led to Our calculation is for men only and throughout a smoker's

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Publisher
British Medical Journal
Copyright
© 2000 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
ISSN
0959-8138
eISSN
1468-5833
DOI
10.1136/bmj.320.7226.53
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Abstract

Letters Website: www.bmj.com Email: letters@bmj.com Time for a smoke? One cigarette reduces your life by 11 minutes Stumbling into occupational health: the influenza conundrum Editor—Studies investigating the impact on 6.5 years = 2374 days, 56 976 hours, or Editor—In his editorial Smith describes mortality of socioeconomic and lifestyle fac­ 3 418 560 minutes how the British government has decided on tors such as smoking tend to report death 5772 cigarettes per year for 54 years = access to treatments. The occupational rates, death rate ratios, odds ratios, or the 311 688 cigarettes health service of the NHS has had a similar, chances of smokers reaching different ages. 3 418 560/311 688 = 11 minutes per albeit less sophisticated, experience with These findings may also be converted into cigarette. respect to advising on the immunisation of differences in life expectancy. We estimated This calculation is admittedly crude—it staff against influenza this winter. The lack of how much life is lost in smoking one relies on averages, assumes that the health a recognised body to give authoritative cigarette. effects of smoking are evenly spread advice on occupational health has led to Our calculation is for men only and throughout a smoker's

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BMJBritish Medical Journal

Published: Jan 1, 2000

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