Low frequency of cigarette smoking and the risk of head and neck cancer in the INHANCE consortium pooled analysis

Julien Berthiller, Kurt Straif, Antonio Agudo, Wolfgang Ahrens, Alexandre Bezerra Dos Santos, Stefania Boccia, Gabriella Cadoni, Cristina Canova, Xavier Castellsague, Chu Chen, David Conway, Maria Paula Curado, Luigino Dal Maso, Alexander W. Daudt, Eleonora Fabianova, Leticia Fernandez, Silvia Franceschi, Erica E. Fukuyama, Richard B. Hayes, Claire Healy & 40 others Rolando Herrero, Ivana Holcatova, Karl Kelsey, Kristina Kjaerheim, Sergio Koifman, Pagona Lagiou, Carlo La Vecchia, Philip Lazarus, Fabio Levi, Jolanta Lissowska, Tatiana Macfarlane, Dana Mates, Michael McClean, Ana Menezes, Franco Merletti, Hal Morgenstern, Joshua Muscat, Andrew F. Olshan, Mark Purdue, Heribert Ramroth, Peter Rudnai, Stephen M. Schwartz, Diego Serraino, Oxana Shangina, Elaine Smith, Erich M. Sturgis, Neonila Szeszenia-Dabrowska, Peter Thomson, Thomas L. Vaughan, Marta Vilensky, Qingyi Wei, Deborah M. Winn, Victor Wünsch-Filho, Zuo Feng Zhang, Ariana Znaor, Gilles Ferro, Paul Brennan, Paolo Boffetta, Mia Hashibe, Yuan Chin Amy Lee

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Background: Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for head and neck cancer (HNC). To our knowledge, low cigarette smoking (<10 cigarettes per day) has not been extensively investigated in fine categories or among never alcohol drinkers. Methods: We conducted a pooled analysis of individual participant data from 23 independent case-control studies including 19 660 HNC cases and 25 566 controls. After exclusion of subjects using other tobacco products including cigars, pipes, snuffed or chewed tobacco and straw cigarettes (tobacco product used in Brazil), as well as subjects smoking more than 10 cigarettes per day, 4093 HNC cases and 13 416 controls were included in the analysis. The lifetime average frequency of cigarette consumption was categorized as follows: never cigarette users, >0–3, >3–5, >5–10 cigarettes per day. Results: Smoking >0–3 cigarettes per day was associated with a 50% increased risk of HNC in the study population [odds ratio (OR) ¼ 1.52, 95% confidence interval (CI): (1.21, 1.90). Smoking >3–5 cigarettes per day was associated in each subgroup from OR ¼ 2.01 (95% CI: 1.22, 3.31) among never alcohol drinkers to OR ¼ 2.74 (95% CI: 2.01, 3.74) among women and in each cancer site, particularly laryngeal cancer (OR ¼ 3.48, 95% CI: 2.40, 5.05). However, the observed increased risk of HNC for low smoking frequency was not found among smokers with smoking duration shorter than 20 years. Conclusion: Our results suggest a public health message that low frequency of cigarette consumption contributes to the development of HNC. However, smoking duration seems to play at least an equal or a stronger role in the development of HNC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)835-845
Number of pages11
JournalInternational journal of epidemiology
Volume45
Issue number3
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Head and Neck Neoplasms
Smoking
Tobacco Products
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Laryngeal Neoplasms
Public Health
Alcohols
Population
Neoplasms

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Berthiller, J., Straif, K., Agudo, A., Ahrens, W., Dos Santos, A. B., Boccia, S., ... Lee, Y. C. A. (2016). Low frequency of cigarette smoking and the risk of head and neck cancer in the INHANCE consortium pooled analysis. International journal of epidemiology, 45(3), 835-845. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyv146
Berthiller, Julien ; Straif, Kurt ; Agudo, Antonio ; Ahrens, Wolfgang ; Dos Santos, Alexandre Bezerra ; Boccia, Stefania ; Cadoni, Gabriella ; Canova, Cristina ; Castellsague, Xavier ; Chen, Chu ; Conway, David ; Curado, Maria Paula ; Maso, Luigino Dal ; Daudt, Alexander W. ; Fabianova, Eleonora ; Fernandez, Leticia ; Franceschi, Silvia ; Fukuyama, Erica E. ; Hayes, Richard B. ; Healy, Claire ; Herrero, Rolando ; Holcatova, Ivana ; Kelsey, Karl ; Kjaerheim, Kristina ; Koifman, Sergio ; Lagiou, Pagona ; Vecchia, Carlo La ; Lazarus, Philip ; Levi, Fabio ; Lissowska, Jolanta ; Macfarlane, Tatiana ; Mates, Dana ; McClean, Michael ; Menezes, Ana ; Merletti, Franco ; Morgenstern, Hal ; Muscat, Joshua ; Olshan, Andrew F. ; Purdue, Mark ; Ramroth, Heribert ; Rudnai, Peter ; Schwartz, Stephen M. ; Serraino, Diego ; Shangina, Oxana ; Smith, Elaine ; Sturgis, Erich M. ; Szeszenia-Dabrowska, Neonila ; Thomson, Peter ; Vaughan, Thomas L. ; Vilensky, Marta ; Wei, Qingyi ; Winn, Deborah M. ; Wünsch-Filho, Victor ; Zhang, Zuo Feng ; Znaor, Ariana ; Ferro, Gilles ; Brennan, Paul ; Boffetta, Paolo ; Hashibe, Mia ; Lee, Yuan Chin Amy. / Low frequency of cigarette smoking and the risk of head and neck cancer in the INHANCE consortium pooled analysis. In: International journal of epidemiology. 2016 ; Vol. 45, No. 3. pp. 835-845.
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Low frequency of cigarette smoking and the risk of head and neck cancer in the INHANCE consortium pooled analysis. / Berthiller, Julien; Straif, Kurt; Agudo, Antonio; Ahrens, Wolfgang; Dos Santos, Alexandre Bezerra; Boccia, Stefania; Cadoni, Gabriella; Canova, Cristina; Castellsague, Xavier; Chen, Chu; Conway, David; Curado, Maria Paula; Maso, Luigino Dal; Daudt, Alexander W.; Fabianova, Eleonora; Fernandez, Leticia; Franceschi, Silvia; Fukuyama, Erica E.; Hayes, Richard B.; Healy, Claire; Herrero, Rolando; Holcatova, Ivana; Kelsey, Karl; Kjaerheim, Kristina; Koifman, Sergio; Lagiou, Pagona; Vecchia, Carlo La; Lazarus, Philip; Levi, Fabio; Lissowska, Jolanta; Macfarlane, Tatiana; Mates, Dana; McClean, Michael; Menezes, Ana; Merletti, Franco; Morgenstern, Hal; Muscat, Joshua; Olshan, Andrew F.; Purdue, Mark; Ramroth, Heribert; Rudnai, Peter; Schwartz, Stephen M.; Serraino, Diego; Shangina, Oxana; Smith, Elaine; Sturgis, Erich M.; Szeszenia-Dabrowska, Neonila; Thomson, Peter; Vaughan, Thomas L.; Vilensky, Marta; Wei, Qingyi; Winn, Deborah M.; Wünsch-Filho, Victor; Zhang, Zuo Feng; Znaor, Ariana; Ferro, Gilles; Brennan, Paul; Boffetta, Paolo; Hashibe, Mia; Lee, Yuan Chin Amy.

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AU - Straif, Kurt

AU - Agudo, Antonio

AU - Ahrens, Wolfgang

AU - Dos Santos, Alexandre Bezerra

AU - Boccia, Stefania

AU - Cadoni, Gabriella

AU - Canova, Cristina

AU - Castellsague, Xavier

AU - Chen, Chu

AU - Conway, David

AU - Curado, Maria Paula

AU - Maso, Luigino Dal

AU - Daudt, Alexander W.

AU - Fabianova, Eleonora

AU - Fernandez, Leticia

AU - Franceschi, Silvia

AU - Fukuyama, Erica E.

AU - Hayes, Richard B.

AU - Healy, Claire

AU - Herrero, Rolando

AU - Holcatova, Ivana

AU - Kelsey, Karl

AU - Kjaerheim, Kristina

AU - Koifman, Sergio

AU - Lagiou, Pagona

AU - Vecchia, Carlo La

AU - Lazarus, Philip

AU - Levi, Fabio

AU - Lissowska, Jolanta

AU - Macfarlane, Tatiana

AU - Mates, Dana

AU - McClean, Michael

AU - Menezes, Ana

AU - Merletti, Franco

AU - Morgenstern, Hal

AU - Muscat, Joshua

AU - Olshan, Andrew F.

AU - Purdue, Mark

AU - Ramroth, Heribert

AU - Rudnai, Peter

AU - Schwartz, Stephen M.

AU - Serraino, Diego

AU - Shangina, Oxana

AU - Smith, Elaine

AU - Sturgis, Erich M.

AU - Szeszenia-Dabrowska, Neonila

AU - Thomson, Peter

AU - Vaughan, Thomas L.

AU - Vilensky, Marta

AU - Wei, Qingyi

AU - Winn, Deborah M.

AU - Wünsch-Filho, Victor

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