What is the role of smoking in the etiology of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Persons who smoke tobacco have a small but statistically significant (odds ratio, 1.5) increased risk of developing AML. [11] In several studies, the risk of AML was slightly increased in people who smoked compared with those who did not smoke.


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