Oral use of Swedish moist snuff (snus) and risk for cancer of the mouth, lung, and pancreas in male construction workers: a retrospective cohort study.

@article{Luo2007OralUO,
  title={Oral use of Swedish moist snuff (snus) and risk for cancer of the mouth, lung, and pancreas in male construction workers: a retrospective cohort study.},
  author={Juhua Luo and Weimin Ye and Kazem Zendehdel and Johanna Adami and Hans-olov Adami and Paolo Boffetta and Olof Nyr{\'e}n},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={369 9578},
  pages={
          2015-2020
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although classified as carcinogenic, snuff is used increasingly in several populations. Scandinavian moist snuff (snus) has been proposed as a less harmful alternative to smoking, but precise data on the independent associations of snus use with site-specific cancers are sparse. We aimed to assess the risks for cancer of the oral cavity, lung, and pancreas. METHODS Detailed information about tobacco smoking and snus use was obtained from 279 897 male Swedish construction workers in… CONTINUE READING
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