Tobacco use is well understood to be a risk factor for cancer. Although smoking rates in the United States have declined, tobacco continues to exert a tremendous burden on the health of populations in the U.S. and world-wide. Investigators throughout DCEG have used case-control, prospective studies, and consortia to characterize changing associations between cigarette smoking and cancer and are engaged in determining the health risks of other tobacco and tobacco-related products, including smokeless tobacco, flavored cigarillos, electronic cigarettes, and hookah (water pipe).
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Examples of studies used in these investigations include:
- Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention (ATBC) Study
- Prostate, Lung, Colon, and Ovary Prospective Study
- NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study
- Environment And Genetics in Lung cancer Etiology (EAGLE)
- Gastric and Esophageal Malignancies in Northern Iran (GEMINI)
- Golestan Cohort Study
- U.S. Radiologic Technologists Cohort (USRT)
- New England Bladder Cancer Study
- Interdisciplinary Case-Control Study of Bladder Cancer in Spain
- Agricultural Health Study
- Tobacco Longitudinal Mortality Study
- National Health Interview Survey
- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey