Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bad news for smokers—it’s worse than you thought


The study of more than 200,000 people, published this week in BMC medicine, found about 67 percent of smokers perished from smoking-related illness. That rate is higher than doctors previously estimated.

Besides lung cancer, smoking also increases the risk of at least 13 other cancers including cancers of the larynx (voice box), oesophagus (gullet), mouth and pharynx (throat), bladder, pancreaskidneyliverstomachbowelcervix, ovary, nose and sinus, and some types of leukaemia. There is also some evidence that smoking could increase the risk of breast cancer.

1 comment:

Norma said...

Leonard Nimoy was tweeting to his death from COPD about the dangers of smoking.