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Correction to: Socioeconomic inequalities in smoking habits are still increasing in Italy

  • Giuseppe Verlato1, 14Email author,
  • Simone Accordini1,
  • Giang Nguyen1,
  • Pierpaolo Marchetti1,
  • Lucia Cazzoletti1,
  • Marcello Ferrari2,
  • Leonardo Antonicelli3,
  • Francesco Attena4,
  • Valeria Bellisario5,
  • Roberto Bono5,
  • Lamberto Briziarelli6,
  • Lucio Casali7,
  • Angelo Guido Corsico8,
  • Alessandro Fois9,
  • Maria Grazia Panico10,
  • Pavilio Piccioni11,
  • Pietro Pirina9,
  • Simona Villani12,
  • Gabriele Nicolini13 and
  • Roberto de Marco1
BMC Public HealthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:815

Received: 5 October 2017

Accepted: 5 October 2017

Published: 17 October 2017

The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2014 14:879


After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that the full funding acknowledgement is missing from the original article. It should also include the following –.

“The GEIRD project was funded also by the Italian Ministry of Health (Ministero della Salute).”

Hence the correct version of the list of funding institutions (Page 9, “Competing Interests”) is the following:

“The GEIRD project was funded by the Cariverona Foundation (Verona, Italy), by the Italian Ministry of Health (Ministero della Salute) and by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR). The funding sources had no involvement in the study design, in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, in the writing of the report, and in the decision to submit the paper for publication.”


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Authors’ Affiliations

Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona
Department of Medicine, University of Verona
Allergy Unit, Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona
Department of Public, Clinical and Preventive Medicine, II University of Naples
Department of Public Health and Pediatrics, University of Turin
Department of Hygiene, University of Perugia
Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Respiratory Disease, University of Perugia
Institute of Respiratory Diseases, IRCCS San Matteo
Institute of Respiratory Diseases, University of Sassari
Unit of Epidemiology
Unit of Respiratory Medicine, National Health Service (CPA-ASL TO2)
Department of Public Health, Experimental and Legal Medicine, University of Pavia
Corporate Clinical Development, Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A
Sezione di Epidemiologia e Statisca Medica, Istituti Biologici 2B


  1. Verlato G, Accordini S, Nguyen G, Marchetti P, Cazzoletti L, Ferrari M, et al. Socioeconomic inequalities in smoking habits are still increasing in Italy. BMC Public Health. 2014;14(1) doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-879.


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