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Cigarette tar yields in relation to mortality from lung cancer in the cancer prevention study II prospective cohort, 1982-8.

Authors
  • Harris, Jeffrey E
  • Thun, Michael J
  • Mondul, Alison M
  • Calle, Eugenia E
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Jan 10, 2004
Volume
328
Issue
7431
Pages
72–72
Identifiers
PMID: 14715602
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The increase in lung cancer risk is similar in people who smoke medium tar cigarettes (15-21 mg), low tar cigarettes (8-14 mg), or very low tar cigarettes (< or = 7 mg). Men and women who smoke non-filtered cigarettes with tar ratings > or = 22 mg have an even higher risk of lung cancer.

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