Young Women Smokers May Have Higher Breast Cancer Risk

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By Deborah Shipley for

The medical records of 111,140 active female smokers from 1976-2006 were collected for the Nurses’ Health Study which also looked at 36, 017 women that inhaled second-hand smoke from 1982-2006.

This study found the incidence of breast cancer diagnoses increased with women who started smoking at an early age, smoked for the longest time period, and smoked the most cigarettes in a day.

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