Navigation Links
Smokeless Tobacco Products Do Raise Cancer Risk
Date:7/2/2008

Snuff, chew shouldn't be viewed as a safe alternative to smoking, experts say

WEDNESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Smokeless tobacco products (STPs), which include products such as snuff and chew tobacco, do increase the user's risk of cancer -- just not as much as smoking does.

So say researchers who examined worldwide patterns of STP use and the associated risk of cancer.

Reporting in the July issue of The Lancet Oncology, a team led by Dr. Paolo Boffeta, of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, in France, noted that STPs contain more than 30 carcinogens, including nitrosamines and metals.

Their analysis of studies from around the world found that STP users had an overall 80 percent increased risk of oral cancer and a 60 percent increased risk of esophageal cancer. They also had a similar increase in the risk of pancreatic cancer. European studies suggest no increased risk of lung cancer among STP users, but American studies suggest an 80 percent increased risk of lung cancer, the team said.

Cancer rates associated with STPs vary between countries. For example, more than 50 percent of oral cancers in India and Sudan are attributable to STPs, compared with 4 percent in the U.S.

The findings are published in a special edition of the journal devoted to lung cancer.

Overall, studies do support a strong association between STPs and cancer, said the authors, who did not recommend smokeless tobacco as a substitute for smoking.

"We do not intend to address explicitly the use of smokeless tobacco to reduce the risk from tobacco smoking -- e.g., by promoting smokers to switch to smokeless products or by introducing these products in a population where the habit is not prevalent," the researchers concluded.

"Nevertheless, several conclusions can be reached based on the available data ... the risk of cancer, especially that of oral and lung cancer, is prob
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Smokeless Tobacco: Not a Harmless Substitute
2. UGA study: Youth exposed to smokeless tobacco ads despite settlement
3. Grandmother is Inspiration for Winner of Tobacco Free Florida YouCare Contest
4. Rivalry Aside, Marlins and Rays Team Up To Fight Tobacco
5. Major Associations Band Together to Urge Congressional Action on Tobacco Legislation
6. World No Tobacco Day Sounds Urgent Call for Nations to Fight Tobacco Use, Save Lives
7. PA State Health Officials Encourage Smokers to Quit on World No Tobacco Day
8. A new way to look at lung cancer and tobacco carcinogens
9. World No Tobacco Day: Global Organizations Join Forces To Break the Tobacco Marketing Net and Help Children Grow Up Smoke-Free
10. American Lung Association Launches Online Photo Campaign to Expose Big Tobacco in Communities Nationwide
11. ClearWay Minnesota(SM) Board Approves $1.4 Million in New Grants to Reduce Tobaccos Harm
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Smokeless Tobacco Products Do Raise Cancer Risk
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... As part of the celebration of its 70th anniversary, the Thantakit International Dental ... around the world for their continuous patronage of the world-class services of their international ... Thantakit is one of the foremost places for dental tourism in Thailand) or locals ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... A June 19th article by the Associated Press discussed ... down on the cost of medical care, specifically for seniors. Medicare recently completed the first ... already saved $25 million. Medicare’s chief medical officer, Dr. Patrick Conway said that “If we ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... The federal court ... http://www.injurybeacon.com/levaquin/lawsuit/ ) has granted the Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment. According to an ... June 26th, the Court rejected the Plaintiff’s assertion that one manufacturer can ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... Ormco Corporation, ... that its fifth annual Smile for a Lifetime Foundation (S4L) fundraising event held ... In addition to supporting S4L in its mission to provide free quality orthodontic ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... Renowned rhinoplasty surgeon and Symposium Chairman, ... Rhinoplasty Symposium . Set for March 6th - 8th, the 2016 meeting will be ... basic training and fundamentals of nasal surgery through the most modern advancements and updates ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Thailand's Longest Established International Dental Center Celebrates Its 70th Anniversary with Promos Galore 2Health News:Article Announcing Medicare’s Cost Cutting Suggestions Shines Brightly on House Call Medicine, Comments Dr. Michael Farzam 2Health News:Article Announcing Medicare’s Cost Cutting Suggestions Shines Brightly on House Call Medicine, Comments Dr. Michael Farzam 3Health News:Levaquin Lawsuit Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on Decision to Grant Summary Judgment in Generic Drug Case 2Health News:Levaquin Lawsuit Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on Decision to Grant Summary Judgment in Generic Drug Case 3Health News:The Forum Fundraiser Raises $80,000 for the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation 2Health News:The Forum Fundraiser Raises $80,000 for the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation 3Health News:Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Announces Dates for 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium 2Health News:Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Announces Dates for 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium 3
... Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, cancer researchers found that ... (GBM) has a favorable safety profile and extends survival ... median survival rate. Patients in the study, conducted ... San Francisco and Columbia University, were found to have ...
... the most vulnerable group are the elderly. Writing in ... in New Zealand suggest that emergency response plans must ... regards to the personal and social resources they have ... University in Palmerston North, point out that elderly citizens ...
... is one of the leading causes of death. Chronic, localized ... fibrous plaques, which leads to narrowing or occlusion of the ... of the inflammatory reaction is due to a loss of ... cells are known to play a central role in the ...
... 2011Hospitals that provide quality care for young people do not ... new study has found. As our population ages and ... care they provide for the over 65s and implement programs ... Avery Nathens, trauma director at St. Michael,s Hospital. The ...
... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- ... coli bacteria in Europe should serve as a red ... constantly mutating and changing. They,re not necessarily becoming more severe, ... an attending physician in infectious diseases at North Shore University ...
... (HealthDay News) -- They are meant to protect football players, ... faceshields are more likely to break on high-velocity impact. ... State University, also found that only about 50 percent of ... used or damaged shields. In the study, published in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 2Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 3Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 4Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 5Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 6Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 7Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 8Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 9Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 10Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 11Health News:Study finds vaccine extends recurrent GBM survival rates by 2 to 3 times 12Health News:Helping the aged during natural disasters 2Health News:Fast track to vascular disease 2Health News:Fast track to vascular disease 3Health News:Not all hospitals treat elderly the same 2Health News:Deadly E. Coli Strain in Europe Should Serve as Warning, Experts Say 2Health News:Deadly E. Coli Strain in Europe Should Serve as Warning, Experts Say 3Health News:Used Football Faceshields May Break on Impact 2
(Date:7/1/2015)... YORK, Pa. , July 1, 2015  Unilife ... developer, manufacturer and supplier of injectable drug delivery systems, ... been amended as of June 30, 2015. This amendment ... least $20 million in cash receipts from customers during ... no other adjustments to any of the terms of ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... Qiming Venture Partners, today announces the promotion ... immediately. William has been with Qiming for ... many Qiming healthcare deals, and assisted many of these ... s success in healthcare is not a small part ... his outstanding advocacy and service mentality on behalf of ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... -- According to a new market research ... (Calcium Phosphate, Lipofection, Dendrimers), Physical (Electroporation, Nucleofection), Viral), by ... to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the Transfection Reagents and ... by 2020 with a CAGR of 7.2% from 2014 ... ables and 33 F igures ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Unilife and OrbiMed Amend Debt Financing Agreement 2Unilife and OrbiMed Amend Debt Financing Agreement 3Qiming Announces the Promotion of William Hu to Managing Partner 2Transfection Reagents and Equipment Market Worth $957.9 Million by 2020 2Transfection Reagents and Equipment Market Worth $957.9 Million by 2020 3Transfection Reagents and Equipment Market Worth $957.9 Million by 2020 4
... Oct. 5 Alma Lasers, a global developer, ... ultrasound devices for aesthetic and medical applications announced ... supporters committed to fighting breast cancer through awareness, ... Awareness and the newly launched SopranoXLi Pain-Free Hair-Free ...
... Oct. 5 According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), ... Canadian interventional cardiology device market is a highly competitive ... competitors fighting for market share in this extremely profitable ... a $55 million market -- the most lucrative of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Alma Lasers Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer with the Launch of the NEW SopranoXLi 2Canadian Health Care System Pressuring Manufacturers to Lower Drug-Eluting Stent Prices in US$55 Million Market 2Canadian Health Care System Pressuring Manufacturers to Lower Drug-Eluting Stent Prices in US$55 Million Market 3
S-ROM acetabular cups provide a variety of geometrical options to help address many anatomical situations and defects....
S-ROM acetabular cups provide a variety of geometrical options to help address many anatomical situations and defects....
The Trident PSL Acetabular Shells are designed to maximize fixation in the peripheral lunate region of the acetabulum....
The Trident ceramic acetabular system provides several important benefits and meets greater demands of younger, more active patients....
Medicine Products: