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Persistent tobacco use after treatment for head, neck cancer

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: Researchers found that a significant proportion of 89 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma who were daily smokers at the time of diagnosis continued to smoke two years after treatment. Those who quit were most likely to do so in the first six months.

Authors: Samir S. Khariwala, M.D., M.S., of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, is the corresponding author.

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