Smoking is associated with progressive disease course and increased progression in clinical disability in a prospective cohort of people with multiple sclerosis
Fotini Pittas, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Ingrid AF van der Mei, Bruce V Taylor, Leigh Blizzard, Patricia Groom, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Terry Dwyer
Journal of Neurology | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2009
Awarded by National Health and Medical research Council of Australia
This cohort study was funded by the National Health and Medical research Council of Australia (Project 333105). Additional funding support was provided by the Trish Foundation for vitamin D measures, the Tasmanian MS Society for dietary analysis and the Ian Potter Foundation for genetic measures and the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation for immunological work. I van der Mei holds an NHMRC Fellowship. F Pittas was supported by the Tasmanian Government Department of Health and Human Services, Dick Buttfield Memorial Fellowship.