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Cancer risk lower for snuff users than smokers

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People who use snuff have a lower cancer risk than smokers, according to a study.

A UK statistics company analysed 62 US and 18 Scandinavian studies of smokeless tobacco use.

The study found an increased risk of oropharyngeal cancer for smokeless tobacco use in the USA before 1990, but not for Scandinavian snuff or later US studies.

No clear relationships were found in the BioMed Central medicine study between smokeless tobacco use and prostate cancer, oesophagus, pancreas, larynx or kidney cancer.


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