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Old November 25th, 2008, 03:10 PM
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Default Re: Smoking Does Not Cause Cancer! (A Classic Scientific Article)

Originally Posted by hbomb View Post
I read the whole thing, and it makes sense. The article doesn't say smoking is healthy, or that it doesn't increase the risk of cancer. It's a risk factor that increases.

I haven't done any research on this, but what I want to know is this. Is lung cancer found in non-smokers?

Would you believe that the real number is < 10% (see Appendix A)? Yes, a US white male (USWM) cigarette smoker has an 8% lifetime chance of dying from lung cancer but the USWM nonsmoker also has a 1% chance of dying from lung cancer (see Appendix A).
So yes nonsmokers can get lung cancer.

EDIT: realized that was a REALLY old post...
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