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Breast cancer risk from passive smoking

2nd March 2011

Research published in the British Medical Journal has suggested that exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke as a child or adult appears to increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

US researchers carried out a study of nearly 80,000 women aged between 50 and 79 and found that the breast cancer risk was a third higher among those women who had clocked up decades of passive smoking, although they do accept that further studies are still needed to confirm the findings.


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Article Information

Title: Breast cancer risk from passive smoking
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 17728
Date Added: 2nd Mar 2011


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