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Cigarette consumption estimates for 71 countries from 1970 to 2015: systematic collection of comparable data to facilitate quasi-experimental evaluations of national and global tobacco control interventions

This study outlines a systematic and reproducible effort undertaken to collect, appraise, select, and report comparable best-available national estimates of cigarette consumption, as estimated from sales and implied sales, covering 1970-2015 for as many countries as possible. These data build on earlier work conducted by WHO and the American Cancer Society, and are drawn from cigarette production, trade, and sales statistics, as well as direct consumption estimates, all of which are better suited for making global comparisons than modelled data.

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