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Public health measures to reduce smoking prevalence in the UK: how many lives could be saved?
  1. S Lewis1,
  2. D Arnott2,
  3. C Godfrey3,
  4. J Britton4
  1. 1University of Nottingham, Division of Respiratory Medicine, City Hospital, Nottingham, UK
  2. 2Action on Smoking and Health, London, UK
  3. 3Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK
  4. 4University of Nottingham, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, City Hospital, Nottingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Professor John Britton
 University of Nottingham, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, City Hospital, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK; j.brittonvirgin.net

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  • Competing interests: John Britton has received a speaker’s honorarium for speaking at a conference organised by a manufacturer of smoking cessation therapies, and has received consultation payments from several companies involved in smoking cessation. He also led a clinical trial of nicotine replacement therapy funded by Pharmacia. Sarah Lewis, Deborah Arnott and Christine Godfrey have no competing interests.

  • Ethics approval was not required for this study, which is a secondary analysis of published data.

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  • Competing interests: John Britton has received a speaker’s honorarium for speaking at a conference organised by a manufacturer of smoking cessation therapies, and has received consultation payments from several companies involved in smoking cessation. He also led a clinical trial of nicotine replacement therapy funded by Pharmacia. Sarah Lewis, Deborah Arnott and Christine Godfrey have no competing interests.

  • Ethics approval was not required for this study, which is a secondary analysis of published data.

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