Cigarette smoking, smoking cessation and acute pancreatitis: a prospective population-based study.

@article{SadrAzodi2012CigaretteSS,
  title={Cigarette smoking, smoking cessation and acute pancreatitis: a prospective population-based study.},
  author={Omid Sadr-Azodi and A Andr{\'e}n-sandberg and Nicola Orsini and Alicja Wolk},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2012},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={262-7}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have shown that smoking increases the risk of chronic pancreatitis. However, the impact of smoking on the development of acute pancreatitis has not been fully studied. OBJECTIVE To clarify the association between cigarette smoking, smoking cessation and the risk of acute pancreatitis. DESIGN A follow-up study was conducted of 84,667 Swedish women and men, aged 46-84, during 12 years to study the association between smoking status, smoking intensity and duration… CONTINUE READING
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