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In this article:

  • How smoking causes lung cancer
  • What other types of cancer smoking causes
  • Why half of smokers will eventually die prematurely

What Types of Cancer Does Smoking Cause?

Cigarette smoking is a major cause of cancer of the lungs, bladder, kidneys, larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat), lip, tongue, oesophagus, pancreas, nasal cavities and nasal sinuses, stomach, liver, cervix and myeloid leukaemia.

Lung Cancer and Smoking

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK, with around 33,600 deaths each year and one person being diagnosed with lung cancer every fifteen minutes. More than 90 per cent of lung cancers are caused by smoking, either directly or through secondhand smoke.

Death, Smoking and Cancer

Half of all smokers die prematurely, and almost one in four will die of lung cancer. Smokers who started young or who smoke more cigarettes are at a greater risk of developing lunch cancer.

Smoking and Breast Cancer

Smoking has also been linked to breast cancer.

 

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