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28 000 Cases of age related macular degeneration causing visual loss in people aged 75 years and above in the United Kingdom may be attributable to smoking
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    Age-related macular degeneration in the United Kingdom: estimates of smoking-related vision loss
    • Richard Edwards, Senior Lecturer in Public Health
    • Other Contributors:
      • Simon P Kelly, Georgios Lyratzopoulos, Judith Thornton

    Dear Editor,

    We welcome the publication of the case control study by Evans et al. [1] demonstrating the strong association between smoking and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This important study adds evidence from the UK to a growing body of research linking smoking and AMD.

    Readers may wonder why the estimated number of UK cases of AMD causing visual impairment attributable to smoking in the Evan...

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    Cigarette pack warning: it can send you blind!

    Dear Editor,

    The growing research implicating smoking with age-related macular degeneration prompted us to write an editorial in 1999 [1] urging the Australian government to warn smokers of this little appreciated risk.

    In 2000, the Australian National Quit campaign ran an advertisement as part of a series titled "Every cigarette is doing you damage" which explicitly addressed AMD. A website describes the cam...

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