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: