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Study of doctors' smoking habits shows links to 11 types of cancer

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7486.276-e (Published 03 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:276
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Eleven types of cancer are significantly related to smoking, according to data from a 50 year study of more than 30 000 male British doctors.

    And at least two other types of cancer may be linked to the habit, according to the latest analysis of deaths among 34 439 doctors who first reported their smoking habits at the end of 1951, says the study, which was published online ahead of print publication on 25 January in the British Journal of Cancer (www.bjcancer.com/, doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6602359).

    “In all, 11 of the 13 types in men that the …

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