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How much does one, on average, have to smoke to develop lung cancer?

By Anonymous January 28, 2015 - 2:27pm
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question! 

There are no real statistics here in this case - some can die without cancer at an old age after smoking for 60 years, others can get lung cancer after 15 years.

A person may not die directly from smoking but long term smokers do not enjoy the same quality of life as non-smokers or those who quit. 

What is known is that the younger you start smoking, the higher the odds are for cancer and that doctors report seeing evidence of lung damage and illnesses due to smoking once smokers reach their 40s.  Many smokers report an ongoing cough by their 30s and voices sometimes start to deepen. Smoking also affect the skin and overall appearance by this time. 

The good news is that it's never to late to quit and improvement is immediate!



January 29, 2015 - 6:07am
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