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A 34-year-old member asked:

if i smoke will i get lung cancer?

5 doctor answers24 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 18 years experience
Not necessarily.: Smoking and lung cancer is not a sure think, it is a risk. A better statement would be, if one smokes, the risk of getting lung cancer increases.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Increase your chance: You will increase your chances of premature death, lung cancer, a number of other cancers, and heart disease. What do you get for that? Bad breath and ugly teeth.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Agree. Nothing good comes from smoking. By the way how much does a pack of cigs cost now?
Apr 4, 2012
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Highly likely.: While risk varies for different people, the main risk factor for lung cancer is tobacco use, especially cigarette smoking.
Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 22 years experience
15%: 15% of smokers (>100 cigarettes in a lifetime) develop lung cancer. 80% of all lung cancer is caused by smoking. If you stop smoking, your risk of lung cancer decreases each year after stopping.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Great answer!
Apr 11, 2012
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Possibly: Agree with dr. Cooke. 15% of smokers (>100 cigarettes in a lifetime) develop lung cancer. 80% of all lung cancer is caused by smoking. Additionally, numerous other diseases and cancers are related to smoking. Please, speak with your family physician and get help to stop. Risks of lung cancer: http://goo.Gl/gu9ms.

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Supposing I have smoked for 28 yrs, and quit today, how likely is it that i will get lung cancer?

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I am 16 have smoked weed once cigars twice and one cigarette will I get lung cancer from this?

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