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Heavy cigarette smoking is strongly associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), particularly in patients without a family history of RA
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  • D Hutchinson aRheumatology Research Group, University Hospital Aintree, bSchool of Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, cSt Helens and Whiston Hospital, Merseyside, dDepartment of Dermatology, Royal Infirmary, Manchester PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • L Shepstone aRheumatology Research Group, University Hospital Aintree, bSchool of Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, cSt Helens and Whiston Hospital, Merseyside, dDepartment of Dermatology, Royal Infirmary, Manchester PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • R Moots aRheumatology Research Group, University Hospital Aintree, bSchool of Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, cSt Helens and Whiston Hospital, Merseyside, dDepartment of Dermatology, Royal Infirmary, Manchester PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • J T Lear aRheumatology Research Group, University Hospital Aintree, bSchool of Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, cSt Helens and Whiston Hospital, Merseyside, dDepartment of Dermatology, Royal Infirmary, Manchester PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • M P Lynch aRheumatology Research Group, University Hospital Aintree, bSchool of Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, cSt Helens and Whiston Hospital, Merseyside, dDepartment of Dermatology, Royal Infirmary, Manchester PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Dr D Hutchinson, Rheumatology Department, University Hospital Aintree, Longmore Lane, Liverpool, UK Hutch{at}talk-101.com
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Hutchinson D, Shepstone L, Moots R, et al
Heavy cigarette smoking is strongly associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), particularly in patients without a family history of RA

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  • Accepted July 28, 2000
  • First published March 1, 2001.
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March 01, 2001

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