Active and passive cigarette smoking and risk of intracranial meningioma.

  title={Active and passive cigarette smoking and risk of intracranial meningioma.},
  author={Leslie E Phillips and William T. Longstreth and Thomas D. Koepsell and Brian Custer and Walter Kukull and Gerald van Belle},
  volume={24 3},
Motivated by prior studies, we examined associations between cigarette smoking and risk of intracranial meningioma in a population-based case-control study, including 200 cases and 2 controls matched to each case on age and sex. Subjects were asked to recall their history of active and passive cigarette smoking occurring 10 or more years before the date of meningioma surgery. Ever active smoking was associated with an increased risk of meningioma in men (OR = 2.1; 95% CI 1.1-4.2) but not in… CONTINUE READING

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