Year: 2000 Source: American Journal of Public Health, v.90, no.12, (December 2000), p.1952-1953 SIEC No: 20020572

Replies to the comments of K. Sheikh, which comments on the author’s article showing the relationship between smoking & suicide. Contrary to Sheikh’s assertion, the study’s findings are consistent with a causal effect. While the study did not determine causality, it does demonstrate an association between cigarette smoking & suicide that is not entirely due to the greater tendency of smokers to be unmarried or sedentary, drink heavily, or to develop cancer. (15 refs)