Low tar cigarettes linked to rise in adenocarcinomas

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 24 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:693
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    The increased use of low tar filter cigarettes could be linked to a rising incidence of, and poorer rates of survival from, lung adenocarcinoma among Dutch men, a new study from the Netherlands has shown.

    The authors argued that the worsening prognosis for men with adenocarcinoma who were born after 1930 could result partly from a shift in the biological behaviour of adenocarcinomas towards being more rapidly metastasising tumours. This may be related to change in tobacco use, with the increasing popularity of low tar …

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