Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Years of Potential Life Lost, and Productivity Losses -- United States, 2000-2004

November 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;11/14/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 45, p1226
The article reports on the publication by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) of an analysis of smoking-attibutable mortality (SAM), years of potential life lost (YPLL), and productivity losses in the U.S. from smoking during 1997-2001 to asses the economic and public health burden from smoking. Smoking is the primary causal factor for at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths, for nearly 80 percent of deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and for early cardiovascular disease and deaths, according to the CDC.


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