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Publication name: Passive smoking and associated causes of death in adults in Scotland
Date: 01 March 2005
Description: Estimates of the numbers of deaths among adults in Scotland caused by exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) have been calculated using local data on the distribution of exposure categories where possible and international estimates of the level of risk posed.Four major disease categories have been considered as they are the causes of death most strongly related to smoking and unsurprisingly are the main causes of death in Scotland – lung cancer, ischaemic heart disease (IHD), stroke and respiratory disease. The objective of the report is to estimate how much past ETS exposure impacts on current levels of these four causes of death in Scotland.
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