Cigarette smoking and acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.

  title={Cigarette smoking and acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.},
  author={Richard K. Severson and Scott M Davis and Lutz Heuser and Janet R. Daling and David J Thomas},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={132 3},
In a case-control study of acute nonlymphocytic leukemia in western Washington state, cigarette smokers experienced a twofold increased risk of acute nonlymphocytic leukemia compared with nonsmokers. Risk increased significantly with the number of pack-years smoked (p = 0.0008) and decreased with the number of years stopped smoking (p = 0.15). The increased risk in smokers appeared to be limited to those who inhaled into the chest. The authors suggest that further studies of this potential… CONTINUE READING

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