Smoking and cancer mortality among U.S. veterans : a 26-year follow-up.
On the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Surgeon General's report Smoking and Health, we present updated results from one of the original cohort studies that comprised the groundbreaking document.
A 26-year follow-up of 248,046 U.S. veterans evaluating the risks of cigarette smoking revealed strong dose-response effects between smoking and total cancer and a large number of cancer sites.
Over 50% of cancer deaths among current smokers and 23% of cancer deaths among former smokers were attributable to cigarette smoking.
These findings further demonstrate the large and unique role cigarette smoking plays in cancer etiology and the importance of smoking cessation to reduce this enormous public health burden.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Lymphome non hodgkinien, Hodgkin maladie, Leucémie, Tabagisme, Mortalité, Etude longitudinale, Epidémiologie, Ancien combattant, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Lymphoprolifératif syndrome, Hémopathie maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Non Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin disease, Leukemia, Tobacco smoking, Mortality, Follow up study, Epidemiology, Veteran, United States, North America, America, Human, Lymphoproliferative syndrome, Malignant hemopathy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0166076
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 09/06/1995.