Cancer mortality in nonsmokers: prospective study by the American Cancer Society.

@article{Garfinkel1980CancerMI,
  title={Cancer mortality in nonsmokers: prospective study by the American Cancer Society.},
  author={Lawrence Garfinkel},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  year={1980},
  volume={65 5},
  pages={1169-73}
}
Standardized mortality ratios (SMR) were computed for nonsmokers who were compared with the total American Cancer Society study population for sites of cancer. The SMR were 64 for males and 96 for females for total cancer. Sites with low SMR in males (< 30) included lung, larynx, pleura, tongue, mouth, and pharynx. SMR less than 60 were observed for cancers of the esophagus and bladder. For female nonsmokers, relatively low SMR were observed for lung, larynx, and pharynx cancers. Death rates… CONTINUE READING