Low tar cigarettes linked to rise in adenocarcinomasBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7288.693 (Published 24 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:693
- Tony Sheldon
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 …