Smoked out

October 11, 1996

Men who never smoke have a 78 per cent chance of living to the age of 73, while lifelong male smokers have only a 43 per cent chance, according to a 15-year follow-up study of 7,735 British middle-aged men, carried out by Dr Andrew Phillips at the department of primary care and population sciences at the Royal Free Hospital. Results are published in this week's British Medical Journal.

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