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The tobacco epidemic in Japan
  1. Division of Respiratory Diseases
  2. Department of Medicine
  3. Kawasaki Medical School
  4. Kurashiki City, Okayama
  5. Japan

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I read with great interest the editorial on the tobacco epidemic1 by Dr Britton in the December issue ofThorax. According to a survey conducted by the Japan Tobacco Inc in 1996 the prevalence of smoking was 57.5% …

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