Cessation of smoking and drinking and the risk of laryngeal cancer

A. Altieri, C. Bosetti, R. Talamini, S. Gallus, S. Franceschi, F. Levi, L. Dal Maso, E. Negri, C. La Vecchia

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A case-control study was conducted in Italy and Switzerland between 1992 and 2000 on 527 cases of laryngeal cancer and 1297 hospital controls. The risk of laryngeal cancer steadily decreased from 3 years after stopping smoking. Some decline in risk was observed only 20 years or more after stopping drinking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1227-1229
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 18 2002


  • Alcohol drinking
  • Case-control study
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Risk factors
  • Smoking cessation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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