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    Substantial evidence suggests that the risk of lung cancer is magnified among individuals exposed to both tobacco smoke and asbestos. Previous studies have given inconsistent estimates of the strength of this interaction, possibly because of variation in several time related factors, such as cohort age, duration of follow up, and time since exposure, but findings reported by Reid et al from a study of Australian crocidolite miners and millers may help shed light on this question.1 Among this mature cohort of 2935 workers …

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