Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital are looking at using a test to measure children’s exposure to tobacco smoke. The hope is it will encourage their parents to quit – or smoke outside.
A lung cancer specialist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital finds a possible link between the difficulty of quitting smoking and lung cancer.
It is a well-known fact that cigarette smoking can increase the risk of lung cancer, but according to a report in the British Medical Journal, it can play a role in the development of breast cancer as well.
If you are a smoker, or if you smoked for many years, you are at far greater risk for developing emphysema or chronic bronchitis—both grouped as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.
Hundreds of people are gathering at Cooper River Park tomorrow, for a lung cancer walk in memory of a Mount Laurel, NJ woman who fought for a cure.
by KYW’s medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough You may have heard about the work done in Pennsylvania and Virginia documenting the damage caused by secondhand smoke.