Smoking and drinking cessation and the risk of oesophageal cancer

C. Bosetti, S. Franceschi, F. Levi, E. Negri, R. Talamini, C. La Vecchia

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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. (C) 2000 Cancer Research Campaign.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-691
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Alcohol drinking
  • Case-control studies
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Risk factors
  • Smoking cessation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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