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January 30, 2005

Passive smoking triples children's cancer risk

Topics: Health Issues

A study on passive smoking has found children who are exposed to tobacco smoke every day are three-and-a-half times more likely to develop lung cancer than children who are not exposed.

The study involved more than 300,000 people throughout Europe, and is one of the largest ever undertaken on passive smoking.

Professor Paolo Vineis, from the Imperial College of London, says the study confirms previous research.

Posted by Hyscience at January 30, 2005 1:18 AM



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