This publication co-authored by USC Institute for Global Health Director Jonathan Samet aims to lower relative risks of overall and cause-specific mortality among former smokers compared with continuing smokers in a cohort in China. For China, an immediate increase in the pace of smoking cessation is essential to avoid a rising burden of smoking-attributable disease in a country with the world’s largest number of smokers. These new findings provide nationally relevant evidence of the benefits of cessation.
Authors: Samet JM
Published By: American Journal of Epidemiology
Date: December 3, 2008
Publication Link: http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/179/9/1071.long