Smokeless Tobacco and some Tobacco-specific N-Nitrosamines
IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Human
IARC Monographs, Volume 89
IARC
ISBN-13    9789283212898 ISBN-10    9283212894
Order Number    17200089 Format    Paper Back
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English     2007        635   pages
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This eighty-ninth volume of the IARC Monographs is the third and last of a series on tobacco-related agents. Volume 83 reported on the carcinogenicity of tobacco smoke and involuntary smoking (second-hand smoke or environmental tobacco smoke) (IARC, 2004a). Volume 85 summarized the evidence on the carcinogenic risk of chewing betel quid with and without tobacco (IARC, 2004b). That volume explored the variety of products chewed in South Asia and other parts of the word that contain areca nut in combination with other ingredients, often including tobacco. In this eighty-ninth volume, the carcinogenic risks associated with the use of smokeless tobacco, including chewing tobacco and snuff, are considered in a first monograph. The second monograph reviews some tobacco-specific nitrosamines. These agents were evaluated earlier in Volume 37 of the Monographs (IARC, 1985), and information gathered since that time has been summarized and evaluated.