This book is a compilation of statistics about smoking in the United Kingdom. It provides a comprehensive study by amalgamating published and unpublished data from several sources, including the General Household Study carried out every two years, and the annual survey carried out on behalf of the tobacco industry. Data on tobacco sales were first available at the end of the last century, and estimates of the consumption of tobacco by men and women have been made since 1905. These data are now classified according to age, social class, and type of cigarette smoked. This book also includes data on smoking habits in different regions of the United Kingdom, data on the taxation of tobacco, and on the smoking
habits of British children assessed from various surveys. There is a new chapter on the effects of smoking on pregnant women.
Readership: Post-graduate research workers; those involved in public health issues.
Nicholas Wald, Professor and Head of Department, and Ans Nicolaides-Bouman, both at Department of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, London
"'the presentation is clear and suitable for reading by the subdivision in 8 major chapters ... this book brings a new set of data in a field which will interest not only endocrinologists but also epidemiologists, pneumologists, cardiologists and of course most internists.
J J Legros, Acta Clinica Belgica"
"`This book is a rich data source of compiled smoking statistics from the United Kingdom. It provides a comprehensive study by amalgamating published and unpublished data from several sources.' International Journal of Health Sciences"
"`... provides a comprehensive coverage of smoking habits in the UK over four decades' International Journal of Epidemiology"