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Jan 28, 2006

Passive Smoking, Breast Cancer Link

Passive Smoking, Breast Cancer Link
We have discussed the link between passive smoking and risk of breast cancer in this blog earlier. Now there is legal backing for this argument.

Regulators in California have recently ruled that secondhand smoke increases the risk for breast cancer in younger women. This is an unprecedented finding that could lead to tougher anti-smoking measures.

This ruling was approved by the state's Air Resources Board, which is well known nationally for its tough stance on limiting auto and diesel pollution. The board has unanimously approved a 1,200-page report from California Environmental Protection Agency scientists report citing that secondhand smoke increases the risk of breast cancer in younger women. The agency's findings challenged conventional scientific community which until recently considered the link between female smoking and breast cancer is based on scanty evidence.

"I think that if we don't embrace these new conclusions, we're doing a disservice to younger women," says Andrew Hyland, a research scientist at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. "My prediction is that in the months to come, people will see the evidence and change their opinion."

By accepting the environmental protection agencies finding, the Air Resources Board officially lists secondhand smoke as a "toxic air contaminant" under state law. That begins a process that could lead to new restrictions in the state that already has the nation's toughest anti-smoking rules. Those could include reducing exposure in vehicles carrying children or in rental buildings where smoke drifts from apartments with smokers to non-smokers' units.


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Breast cancer
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.

Breast Cancer Blog: Passive Smoking, Breast Cancer Link

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