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Smoking-attributable deaths associated with delay in cigarette package warnings

JAMA Health Forum

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What The Study Did: A simulation model was used in this study to investigate associations between a federal regulation requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging in the U.S. and changes in estimates of smoking-attributable deaths and life-years gained based on implementation in 2022 compared with outcomes if the policy had been implemented in 2012 as originally planned.

Authors: Rafael Meza, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, is the corresponding author.

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