Smoking--a major cause of polycythaemia.

  title={Smoking--a major cause of polycythaemia.},
  author={Roger D. Aitchison and Neville Russell},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  volume={81 2},
The importance of smoking in the aetiology of polycythaemia has been assessed in a group of patients referred to a general haematology clinic. All patients with true and relative polycythaemia (excluding those with polycythaemia rubra vera) were studied. Of the 21 such patients evaluated, 14 were smokers and had raised carboxyhaemoglobin levels and had no… CONTINUE READING