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Health consequences of smoking 1–4 cigarettes per day: response to G F Cope (eletter to journal)
  1. K Bjartveit1,
  2. A Tverdal2
  1. 1National Health Screening Service, Oslo, Norway
  2. 2Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
  1. Correspondence to:
 K Bjartveit

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We thank Dr Graham F Cope for his valuable remarks, and agree that underreporting of daily cigarette consumption might be of importance when assessing the risk in light smokers.1

Dr Cope refers to two papers: a cross sectional randomised study on smoking reduction in pregnant women, and an assessment of smoking status in patients with peripheral arterial disease.2,3 Our study did not concentrate on …

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