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Dec 3, 2005

Passive Smoking May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Passive Smoking May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Passive Smoking May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
I always hated the smell of smoke and get really irritated if someone smokes near me. I just cannot stand the smell of cigarette smoke. I hate going to public places where smoking is allowed and the whole place stinks with the smell of tobacco.

I was little lazy this morning and was late to get up from that most pleasant part of my sleep, which is in the early hours of the day. I can afford the luxury of little pleasures like this because of the weekend. I stayed in the bed watching the leafless trees outside my bedroom still studded with the honey drops of due and snow.

Finally I forced myself up, had a brunch and started on my computer. I was thinking what I am going to write today and saw this article on the dangers of passive smoking. I thought I would share the news with you.

You don't have to be smoking to be exposed to the dangers of smoking. If your husband, boyfriend, roommate or anyone close to you smoke, then you may be exposing yourself to the dangers of smoking including risk of development of breast cancer and lung cancer.
This is not just my opinion. Dr. Kenneth C. Johnson, of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, examined the association between breast cancer risk and passive and active smoking in an analysis of 19 published studies. His findings are published in the International Journal of Cancer.

In short the researchers found that long-term regular exposure to passive smoking was associated with an overall 27-percent increased risk of breast cancer among women who had never smoked.

Next time someone smokes near you, you have one more reason to move away from that person.


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Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Breast cancer ranks second as the leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. Until recently breast cancer topped the list of leading causes of cancer deaths in women, but lately lung cancer has claimed the top position. If skin cancer is excluded, breast cancer is the commonest cancer among American women.

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