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Smoking and the risk of upper aero digestive tract cancers for men and women in the Asia-Pacific region

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posted on 03.04.2009, 00:00 authored by Alireza Ansary-Moghaddam, Alexandra Martiniuk, Tai-Hing Lam, Konrad Jamrozik, Akiko Tamakoshi, Xinghua Fang, Il Suh, Federica Barzi, Rachel HuxleyRachel Huxley, Mark Woodward
Although smoking is an established causal factor for upper aero digestive tract cancer (UADTC), most of the evidence originates from the West. Thus, we analysed data from 455,409 subjects in the Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration. Over a median of around six years follow-up, 371 deaths from UADTC were observed- The hazard ratio (95% confidence interval) for current smokers, compared with those who had never smoked, was 2.36 (1.76 - 3.16), adjusted for age and alcohol drinking- Tobacco control policies are urgently required in Asia to prevent millions of deaths from UADTC that smoking will otherwise cause.

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Journal

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Volume

6

Issue

4

Pagination

1358 - 1370

Publisher

M D P I AG

Location

Basel, Switzerland

eISSN

1660-4601

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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