International Smoking Statistics

 ISS Second Edition
The 2nd edition included data up to 1995, and was published by OUP in 2002

A Collection of historical data from thirty economically developed countries. Second Edition
Edited by Barbara Forey, Jan Hamling and Peter Lee all of P.N.Lee Statistics and Computing Ltd and Nicholas Wald of the Wolfson Institute of Preventitive Medicine, London.

                                 More information about the second edition

    Read a review    International Journal of Epidemiology (Book Reviews April 2004) 
                                 ( Review by Debbie A Lawlor)

ISS WEB Edition
Barbara Forey, Jan Hamling, John Hamling, Alison Thornton, Peter Lee, 2006-2016

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Latest News: (19 December 2016)
New WEB Edition chapter published for Iceland.
Updated WEB Edition chapter published for Japan.

WEB Edition chapters (from 4 July 2011) include these New features

All chapters from the second edition have now been updated in the WEB Edition.
The published WEB Edition chapters contain the most recently available data and are available to download as PDF and Excel files.

Our funding arrangements run out at the end of 2016 and some key staff are retiring. No further updates are currently planned, although it is intended to keep all the material available here from some years.

Latest WEB Edition update: 19 December 2016

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