Snus users 'absorb more carcinogens'
TT/The Local · 14 Aug 2007, 08:21
Published: 14 Aug 2007 08:21 GMT+02:00
The study of 420 smokers and 182 snus-users was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
The principal author, Professor Stephen S Hecht, said that oral consumption of tobacco appears to me a more effective way of delivering cancer-causing substances to the body than smoking. However, he added that cigarette smoke contains a higher number of more dangerous carcinogenic substances, Svenska Dagbladet reports.
A Swedish study earlier this year showed that snus-users were twice as likely as non-users to develop pancreatic cancer, although the risk for smokers was even greater for tobacco users.