HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Passive smoking in childhood may increase risk of lung cancer in later life

Children who are exposed to environmental tobacco smoke (passive smoking) are at a higher risk of developing lung cancer as adults, says a paper in this week's BMJ.

Those children exposed to passive smoking on a daily basis and for many hours are the most vulnerable facing over treble (3.63) the risk of those who grew up in smoke-free environments.

Children experiencing passive smoke a few times a week are one and a half (1.45) times more likely to develop lung cancer, and those exposed daily but not for many hours faced twice (2.08) the risk.

In one of the most comprehensive studies into passive smoking of its kind, researchers looked at 303,020 people across Europe who had never smoked, or had stopped smoking by at least ten years. Within this group, 123,479 provided information on exposure to passive smoke, and researchers followed these participants' progress for an average of seven years.

Of those who had known exposure to passive smoke (but were not smokers themselves), 97 had developed lung cancer, 20 more had upper respiratory cancers such as cancer of the larynx, and 14 died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease during the seven follow-up years.

Former smokers faced up to twice the risk of respiratory diseases from passive smoke than those who'd never smoked. This may be because their lungs are already damaged, making them more at risk to the effects of environmental tobacco smoke, say the researchers.

This study significantly reinforces previous research into the cancerous effects of passive smoke, the authors conclude.


'"/>

Contact: Teresa Hagan
thagan@bma.org.uk
44-207-383-6174
BMJ-British Medical Journal
27-Jan-2005


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Passive tobacco smoke increases complications in children with sickle cell disease
2. Passive smoking increases the risk of heart disease
3. Passive smoking at work increases rate of sick leave among employees
4. Controversy Over The Effects Of Passive Smoking
5. UB Oral Biologists Find Link Between Gum Disease And Passive Exposure To Tobacco Smoke
6. NHS stop-smoking services are insufficient to deliver national smoking targets
7. Study suggests smoking while pregnant may increase chromosomal abnormalities in fetal cells
8. Current daily smoking may be associated with increased risk for suicidal thoughts and attempts
9. School-based smoking prevention programs ineffective
10. Parents who quit smoking may influence their offspring to quit as young adults
11. Inpatient smoking cessation counseling is associated with early differences in mortality

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Passive smoking childhood may increase risk lung cancer later life

(Date:4/17/2014)... status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease ... new research indicating it simply needs to be administered ... the cheap anti-malarial drug chloroquine in treating and preventing ... than half a million people each year around the ... resistance to chloroquine, but research carried out at the ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... Calif. Consider the marvel of the embryo. It begins ... function as they multiply to become the cells of our ... the body. , Now, in a feat of reverse tissue ... genetic coding that allows embryonic cells to proliferate and transform ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... HAMPTON, NJ (April 16, 2014): Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. ... Phase 1 study of CDX-1401 in solid tumors, including ... Translational Medicine (Vol 6 Issue 232). The data ... of clinical benefit in patients with very advanced cancers ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... Ill. April 16, 2014 According to a ... in average-risk patients with one to two small polyps ... of cases. This may be an appropriate target for ... study to quantify adherence to guidelines for timing of ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... the United States have nearly doubled since 1988, suggests new ... with obesity apparently to blame for the surge. The researchers ... hit all groups equally, with alarming increases in diabetes in ... reported in the April 15, 2014 issue of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scientists find new way to fight malaria drug resistance 2Health News:Stanford scientists develop 'playbook' for reverse engineering tissue 2Health News:Stanford scientists develop 'playbook' for reverse engineering tissue 3Health News:Celldex's Phase 1 study of CDX-1401 published in Science Translational Medicine 2Health News:Celldex's Phase 1 study of CDX-1401 published in Science Translational Medicine 3Health News:Celldex's Phase 1 study of CDX-1401 published in Science Translational Medicine 4Health News:Surveillance colonoscopy recommendations for average-risk patients with 1 to 2 small polyps consistent with guidelines 2Health News:Surveillance colonoscopy recommendations for average-risk patients with 1 to 2 small polyps consistent with guidelines 3Health News:Pre-diabetes and diabetes nearly double over the past 2 decades 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... concerning composition of matter, biological targets, mechanism of action, ... This patent application describes a novel ... (VSRNAs) which interfere with the basic homeostatic cellular processes ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 The Cadence Fitness & Health Center has ... Medical Fitness Association, a non-profit organization assisting medically integrated ... The Cadence Fitness & Health Center is the only ... in the Chicagoland area. "The certification means ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that ... in its catalogue: ... Analysis http://www.reportlinker.com/p01957812/Insulin-Pump-Market--Forecast-–-Worldwide-Analysis.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Medical_Equipment_and_Supply ... Insulin Pumps are gaining ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 2MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 3Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 2Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 4Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 5Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 6Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 7Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 8Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 9Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 10Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 11Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 12Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 13Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 14Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 15Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 16Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 17
Cached News: