Smoking kills more than 5 million people per year. Yet ironically, it is the single most preventable cause of death! Smoking and tobacco control present an on-going challenge in the world of public health.
This month we have selected a number of research papers for you to vote on. The paper with the most votes will be discussed at the next #PHTwitJC session on Wednesday 22nd August at 8pm. We do hope you can join us!
All papers (in no particular order) are free-to access via the links below:
- Philips et al (2007) Smoking in the home after the smoke-free legislation in Scotland: qualitative study, BMJ 2007;335:553
- Neovius et al (2009) Combined effects of overweight and smoking in late adolescence on subsequent mortality: nationwide cohort study BMJ 2009;338:b496
- Shipton et al (2009) Reliability of self reported smoking status by pregnant women for estimating smoking prevalence: a retrospective, cross sectional study BMJ 2009;339:b4347
- Ferguson et al (2012) Effect of offering different levels of support and free nicotine replacement therapy via an English national telephone quitline: randomised controlled trial BMJ 2012;344:e1696