Cigarette smoking may contribute positively to the development of cancerous cells and tumors in the stomach.
This meta-analysis was conducted to assess the relationship between cigarette smoking and gastric (stomach) cancer development risk. A total of 42 scientific articles were included in this meta-analysis. The research observed that current smokers had a higher risk of developing both cardia and non-cardia types of gastric cancer than never smokers. The results of this study show that a substantial increase in the risk of stomach cancer is associated with cigarette smoking.
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Ladeiras-Lopes R, Pereira AK, Nogueira A, Pinheiro-Torres T, Pinto I, Santos-Pereira R, Lunet N.
Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Porto University Medical School, Porto, Portugal