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Letters Passive smoking

Paper does not diminish conclusion of previous reports

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 28 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:501
  1. Allan Hackshaw, deputy director (
  1. Cancer Research UK and UCL Cancer Trials Centre, University College London, London NW1 2ND

    Editor–I am writing on behalf of members of the 2002 working group on involuntary smoking and cancer for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).1 We concluded that environmental tobacco smoke causes lung cancer among never smokers. The paper by Enstrom and Kabat2 does not diminish this conclusion or those of previous reports.35

    Enstrom and Kabat's paper was based on one of the 25 US states (California) in the American Cancer Society's …

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