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Researchers are still studying the possible connection between breast cancer and smoking.


Recent studies provide evidence suggesting a link between breast cancer risk and both active and passive (secondhand) smoking, particularly for pre-menopausal breast cancer.


Tobacco's role in increasing the chance of lung cancer is one of the most widely known of tobacco's harmful effects on human health. The World Health Association tells us that what many people may not know is tobacco use increases risks of cancer at many sites in the body in addition to the lungs. These include the head and neck, (covering cancers of the esophagus, larynx, tongue, salivary glands, lip, mouth, and pharynx), urinary bladder and kidneys, uterine cervix, breast, pancreas, and colon.


Click here to find out more from the World Health Organization


Click here to learn about prevention, protection and quitting smoking

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