Snee, M. & Hatton, M.Q. Clinical Oncology. Published online: 20 August 2016
It is now over half a century since Doll and Hill published their seminal paper documenting the association between cigarette consumption and the incidence of lung cancer in British doctors, which established, beyond all reasonable doubt, that smoking tobacco causes lung cancer . That this cancer is still the leading cause of cancer death in the UK and causing millions of deaths worldwide is testament to a failure of global public health policy and the veracity of the tobacco companies in producing and selling a product that is estimated to reduce the life expectancy of its users by 10 years .
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