Ulcerative Colitis in Cigarette Smokers

Richard F.a. Logan, Michael J.s. Langman, M. V. Tobin, I. T. Gilmore, Michael B. Albert, Allen L. Ginsberg, Edward J. Boyko, Thomas D. Koepsell, David R. Perera, Thomas S. Inui

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To the Editor: We were interested to read the article by Dr. Boyko et al. (March 19 issue)1 on nonsmoking or former smoking and ulcerative colitis, and wish to draw attention to the following points. First, the authors state, “none of the previous studies on smoking and ulcerative colitis focused on the influence of former smoking on the incidence of this disease….” This statement is untrue since our earlier study2 (cited by Boyko et al.) did consider former smoking quite extensively. The abstract of our article states that the difference “was mainly accounted for by 42 of…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)633-635
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Sep 3 1987
Externally publishedYes

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    Logan, R. F. A., Langman, M. J. S., Tobin, M. V., Gilmore, I. T., Albert, M. B., Ginsberg, A. L., Boyko, E. J., Koepsell, T. D., Perera, D. R., & Inui, T. S. (1987). Ulcerative Colitis in Cigarette Smokers. New England Journal of Medicine, 317(10), 633-635. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198709033171015