Increasing levels of smoking may increase the relative risk of dental implant failure

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Main Outcome Measure The main outcome measure was a statistically significant increase (P 20 cigarettes per day, compared to non-smokers, had a relative risk of 2.48 (C.I. High heterogenicity (I 2 =72%) was reported for the implant related findings but was low (I 2 =7.9%) for the patient related findings.