Tobacco Control: Reversal of Risk afterQuitting Smoking
IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention, Volume 11
IARC Nonserial Publication
IARC
ISBN-13    9789283230113 ISBN-10    9283230116
Order Number    17600022 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    50.00 / US$    60.00 Developing countries:    CHF    35.00
English     2007        366   pages
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This 11th IARC Handbook of Cancer Prevention, and the first in a series focusing on Tobacco Control, presents a comprehensive review of the scientific literature and a thorough evaluation, made by an international group of experts, of the evidence for changes in the risk of cancer, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease observed following smoking cessation.

Does the risk of dying from or of developing each of the above cited diseases decrease after smoking cessation? What is the time course of the change in risk? With long durations of cessation, does the risk return to that of never-smokers? The review and evaluations presented in the Handbook answer these questions and identify relevant public health and research recommendations.