Br J Cancer. Sep 2000; 83(5): 689–691.
Smoking and drinking cessation and the risk of oesophageal cancer
1Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche ‘Mario Negri’, Via Eritrea 62, Milan, 20157, Italy
2Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Via Pedemontana Occ.le, Aviano (Pordenone), 33081, Italy
3Registre Vaudois des Tumeurs, Institut Universitaire de Médecine Sociale et Préventive, CHUV-Falaises 1, Lausanne, 1011, Switzerland
4Istituto di Statistica Medica e Biometria, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Venezian 1, Milan, 20133, Italy
Received March 6, 2000; Revised April 3, 2000; Accepted April 3, 2000.
In a case–control study from Italy and Switzerland with 404 oesophageal cancer cases and 1070 hospital controls, the risk of oesophageal cancer declined with time since cessation of smoking or drinking, and was significantly reduced (odds ratio = 0.11) 10 or more years after cessation of both habits. © 2000 Cancer Research Campaign
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