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:2/27/2015)... Lyophilization has important applications in the pharmaceutical ... process to stabilize, store and increase the shelf life ... vaccines, antibodies, proteins, enzymes, hormones, blood plasma and ... freeze drying market was valued at $1,969.7 million in ... by 2019 at a CAGR of 6.2% during the ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 BaliniSports is ... with the online fitness social platform FITMOO. The collaboration ... products and holistic philosophy behind BaliniSports. Users of FITMOO ... an intimate way and discover apparel that will enhance ... that uses environmentally friendly and socially conscious methods to ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Ticket Down announces that Ed Sheeran ... of 2015. Tickets for his tour have been a ... record pace. , Ed Sheeran 2015 Tour Dates: ... Wednesday, May 6, 2015 , 5/7/15, Ed Sheeran Tickets, Grand ... 2015 , 5/9/15, Ed Sheeran Tickets, Tulsa, OK BOK Center, ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... February 27, 2015 The decision to relocate ... newer facilities and to make camp more accessible to campers ... for a Contact Football Camp. The fields are in premier ... the country,” states Mike de Surville, vice president of US ... comprised of experienced coaches with the passion to create a ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... 2015 The report “Polycystic Ovarian ... information on the therapeutic development for polycystic ovarian ... which a woman's hormones are out of balance. ... teenage girls and young women. The cause of ... R&D pipelines by identifying new targets and MOAs ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Lyophilization Equipment Market worth $2,655.9 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Lyophilization Equipment Market worth $2,655.9 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:BaliniSports Announces Collaboration with FITMOO 2Health News:Ed Sheeran Tickets at the Hollywood Bowl, Verizon Theatre, The Mann Center, Darlings Waterfront Pavilion, Moda Center, BOK Center, Consol Energy & Red Rocks Now On Sale 2Health News:Ed Sheeran Tickets at the Hollywood Bowl, Verizon Theatre, The Mann Center, Darlings Waterfront Pavilion, Moda Center, BOK Center, Consol Energy & Red Rocks Now On Sale 3Health News:Ed Sheeran Tickets at the Hollywood Bowl, Verizon Theatre, The Mann Center, Darlings Waterfront Pavilion, Moda Center, BOK Center, Consol Energy & Red Rocks Now On Sale 4Health News:US Sports Camps Football Camps Announce New Contact Football Camp Northeast Location 2Health News:Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Therapeutics Pipeline Market H1 2015 Review Report Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Therapeutics Pipeline Market H1 2015 Review Report Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Therapeutics Pipeline Market H1 2015 Review Report Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4
(Date:2/26/2015)... Calif. , Feb. 26, 2015  BD Life ... Company) (NYSE: BDX ), a leading ... innovative company focused on enabling high-resolution biology, today ... unique solutions for highly multiplexed cell isolation and ... are promoting BD,s powerful BD FACS™ single-cell sorting ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... Feb. 26, 2015  Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ... the treatment of virus infections, today announced that ... appointed Vice President of Finance, a newly created ... and administrative activities, including financial planning and reporting, ... Douglas J. Jensen , President and CEO. ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... , Feb. 26, 2015 Integrity Applications, Inc. ... GlucoTrack ® model DF-F, a noninvasive  device that tracks ... Heinemann , Ph.D., will head its new scientific advisory ... in the field of Diabetes research, monitoring and treatment. ... has been Chief Executive Officer and Head, Business Development ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BD and Cellular Research Announce Co-marketing Efforts for Single-Cell Sequencing 2BD and Cellular Research Announce Co-marketing Efforts for Single-Cell Sequencing 3Jonathan P. Freve, CPA, Joins Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals as Vice President of Finance 2Integrity Applications Names Prof. Lutz Heinemann to Advisory Board 2Integrity Applications Names Prof. Lutz Heinemann to Advisory Board 3Integrity Applications Names Prof. Lutz Heinemann to Advisory Board 4
Cached News: