Michael B. Steinberg, MD, MPH; Cristine D. Delnevo, PhD, MPH
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Steinberg M., Delnevo C.; Tobacco Smoke by Any Other Name Is Still as Deadly. Ann Intern Med. 2010;152:259-260. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-152-4-201002160-00011
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2010;152(4):259-260.
Although cigarettes remain the most popular form of tobacco in the United States and most industrialized nations, the use of other tobacco products, such as cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco, is also common. Moreover, federal and industrial trade data show that although cigarette consumption has decreased substantially, consumption and sales of other tobacco products, most notably cigars, increased during the same period (1, 2). Since well before 1998, when the American Cancer Society convened a conference of 120 experts to review the evidence for disease caused by cigar smoking (3, 4), we have known that all tobacco products are harmful. However, more than a full decade later, we are still trying to convince the public that these products are not safe alternatives to cigarettes. Rodriguez and colleagues' article in this issue (5) provides further evidence that these products are harmful. Their study shows that smokers of other tobacco products have substantial nicotine absorption as well as measurable lung damage. The results are especially important because the tobacco industry is challenged by decreasing cigarette sales and is actively promoting product substitution and concurrent use as an alternative to complete tobacco cessation.
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