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United Kingdom: Current Risks

On average, among 1000 20-year-olds who smoke cigarettes regularly,

  • about 1 will die from homicide
  • about 6 will die from motor vehicles
  • about 250 will be killed by smoking in MIDDLE age alone (+ 250 more in OLD age)
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