Effect of Smoking Cessation on Multiple Sclerosis Prognosis.

  title={Effect of Smoking Cessation on Multiple Sclerosis Prognosis.},
  author={Ryan Ramanujam and Anna-Karin Hedstr{\"o}m and Ali Manouchehrinia and Lars Alfredsson and Tomas P. Olsson and Matteo Bottai and Jan Hillert},
  journal={JAMA neurology},
  volume={72 10},
IMPORTANCE Smoking tobacco is a well-established risk factor for multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system usually characterized by bouts and remissions and typically followed by a secondary progressive (SP) course. However, it is not clear whether smoking after diagnosis is detrimental. OBJECTIVE To determine whether smoking after MS diagnosis is associated with a change in time to SP disease. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Cross-sectional… CONTINUE READING
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