Table 1

 Estimated deaths prevented over one year by a 1 percentage point reduction in smoking prevalence

Initial ageInitial smoking prevalence %Estimated number of smokersEstimated annual mortality per 1000 smokersEstimated annual mortality per 1000 ex-smokers (stopped in last 10 years)Deaths prevented by 1% point reduction in smoking prevalence
MenWomenMenWomenMenWomenMenWomenMenWomenTotal
35–443426147370611551702.21.41.71.0221840
45–54262310022199019946.84.54.32.89667163
55–64242073466263154318.412.014.19.213288220
65–74131629906942168758.135.241.725.3377261638
Total350965631103946274341061