Cigarette smoking and lung cancer trends. A light at the end of the tunnel?

  title={Cigarette smoking and lung cancer trends. A light at the end of the tunnel?},
  author={Wolfgang Weiss},
  volume={111 5},
  • W. Weiss
  • Published 1 May 1997
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Chest
OBJECTIVE To update the epidemic curves for lung cancer in the United States by gender in relation to the temporal trends in adult current cigarette smoking prevalence. [] Key MethodMETHODS The design of the study was ecologic, based on population figures. Available data on the prevalence of current cigarette smoking from 1920 to 1990 were plotted in conjunction with age-adjusted lung cancer mortality rates from 1930 to 1992 for each sex.

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