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Spotlight on Longevity April 2015: Smoking habits - the impact on mortality improvements

The adverse impact of smoking on life expectancy has been widely-recognised for many years. Our analysis suggests that around 20% of the observed improvements in UK mortality in recent decades can be attributed to reductions in smoking.

Spotlight on Longevity: Mortality improvements - what changed in 2012 and 2013?

After many years of rapid mortality improvements in the UK population, 2012 and 2013 saw significantly lower gains. Here we investigate how recent improvements varied by cause of death.

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