Estimates of Deaths Caused by Tobacco

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The most recent estimates of deaths caused by tobacco were published by Ridolfo and Stevenson (2001). According to the study;


  • 15% of all deaths (approximately 19,000 deaths) were due to tobacco smoking in 1998.
  • Of these, approximately 13,000 were male deaths and 6,000 were female deaths.
  • Most of these deaths (around 14,800) occurred at older ages, but a substantial number (around 4,200) occurred at ages under 65 years.
  • Cancer was responsible for 40% of these tobacco-related deaths, the majority of which were lung cancer.
  • Ischaemic heart disease (also known as coronary heart disease), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other causes (including stroke) were responsible for the remaining 60% of tobacco-related deaths.

Eugenie Pepper

Hypnotherapaist & Psychotherapist
Mobile: 0412 352 429
Email: quitsmokingprogramsydney@gmail.com

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