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Study Shows Smoking Is A Leading Cause Of Fire Disaster And Death Worldwide, Costing Over $27 Billion Yearly

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August 8, 2000
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University Of California At Davis Medical Center
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Based on a worldwide study of smoking-related fire and disaster data, UC Davis epidemiologists show smoking is a leading cause of fires and death from fires globally, resulting in an estimated cost of nearly $7 billion in the United States and $27.2 billion worldwide in 1998. The study is published in the August issue of Preventive Medicine.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- Based on a worldwide study of smoking-related fire and disaster data, UC Davis epidemiologists show smoking is a leading cause of fires and death from fires globally, resulting in an estimated cost of nearly $7 billion in the United States and $27.2 billion worldwide in 1998. The study is published in the August issue of Preventive Medicine.


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University Of California At Davis Medical Center. (2000, August 8). Study Shows Smoking Is A Leading Cause Of Fire Disaster And Death Worldwide, Costing Over $27 Billion Yearly. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/08/000807064005.htm
University Of California At Davis Medical Center. "Study Shows Smoking Is A Leading Cause Of Fire Disaster And Death Worldwide, Costing Over $27 Billion Yearly." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/08/000807064005.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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