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Tobacco smoke and lung cancer.

James Wilfred Cook

Tobacco smoke and lung cancer.

by James Wilfred Cook

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Published in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lungs -- Cancer,
  • Smoking

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesHenderson memorial lecture -- 1961
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC280 L8 C65
    The Physical Object
    Pagination18p.
    Number of Pages18
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16926441M


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Tobacco smoke and lung cancer by James Wilfred Cook Download PDF EPUB FB2

Breathing even a little tobacco smoke can be harmful (). Of the more than 7, chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least are known to be harmful, including hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide, and ammonia (1, 2, 5). Among the known harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 69 can cause cancer.

Cigar and pipe smoking cause cancers of the lung and upper aerodigestive tract, including the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx and esophagus; secondhand smoke causes lung cancer.

Smoked tobacco products cause even more deaths from vascular and respiratory conditions than from cancer. This monograph presents a series of review studies linking tobacco smoke and involuntary (passive) smoking to several cancers. Evidence of synergy between smoking and several occupational causes of lung cancer (arsenic, asbestos and radon), and between smoking and alcohol consumption for cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx and oesophagus and.

Tobacco use, primarily associated with cigarette smoking, is the largest preventable cause of cancer mortality, responsible for approximately one-third of all cancer deaths. Approximately 85% of lung cancers result from smoking, with an additional fraction caused by secondhand smoke exposure in nonsmokers.

The risk of lung cancer is dose dependent, but can be dramatically Cited by: Tobacco use is a leading cause of cancer and of death from cancer.

People who use tobacco products or who are regularly around environmental tobacco smoke (also called secondhand smoke) have an increased risk of cancer because tobacco products and secondhand smoke have many chemicals that damage DNA. Tobacco use causes many types of cancer, including.

If you don’t smoke, breathing in the smoke of others (called secondhand smoke or environmental tobacco smoke) can increase your risk of developing lung cancer. Secondhand smoke is thought to cause more than 7, deaths from lung cancer each year.

If you or someone you care about needs help quitting, see How To Quit Smoking or Smokeless. Tobacco use, primarily associated with cigarette smoking, is the largest preventable cause of cancer mortality, responsible for approximately one-third of all cancer deaths.

Approximately 85% of lung cancers result from smoking, with an additional fraction caused by secondhand smoke exposure in nonsmokers. The risk of lung cancer is dose dependent, but can be dramatically. The risk of lung cancer is dose dependent, but can be dramatically reduced with tobacco cessation, especially if the person discontinues smoking early in life.

The increase in lung cancer incidence in different countries around in the world parallels changes in cigarette by:   Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States in both men and women. Like other cancers, lung cancer occurs after repeated insults to the genetic material of the cell.

By far the most common source of these insults is tobacco smoke, which is responsible for about 85% of U.S. lung cancer deaths (see smoking). The.