Commentary: Explanations for the smoking paradox in Japan


The prevalence of cigarette smoking among Japanese men has been consistently high compared with Western males over the past 30 years. However, during the same period, the incidence of and mortality rates for lung cancer have consistently been lower in Japan than in Western countries (‘Japanese smoking paradox’). The odds ratio/relative risk of cigarette… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1024265411218


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@article{Nakaji2004CommentaryEF, title={Commentary: Explanations for the smoking paradox in Japan}, author={Shigeyuki Nakaji and Yasuhito Yoshioka and Tomoe Mashiko and Yohei Yamamoto and Ayuchi Kojima and G. David Baxter and Kenta Sugawara}, journal={European Journal of Epidemiology}, year={2004}, volume={18}, pages={381-383} }