Refine indirect methods to estimate smoking attributable mortality;
Tobacco is estimated to be one of the leading causes of global disease burden, but most countries do not have direct evidence about the health level impact of smoking in their populations. Collaborative research with the Univ of Oxford (Sir Richard Peto) and the American Cancer Society led to an indirect method to estimate smoking-attributable mortality in developed countries based on observed lung cancer rates. The method has been used to provide local evidence to support stricter tobacco control policies, but needs to be updated, extended to other countries and applied to more recent vital registration data.
University of Oxford
Publication of book 9 (3rd edition) by Oxford University Press on application of the method to various populations worldwide.
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