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A 27-year-old male asked:

hi, i have been smoking for more or less 5 years an average of 5-6 cigarettes a day. now i stopped since 1 year. do i have a high lung cancer risk?

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Interesting: Check this smoking study:Results: There were 37,078 women in the analytic cohort. Compared with the never smokers, former smokers had an elevated lung cancer risk (relative risk, 6.6; 95% confidence interval, 5.0 to 8.7) up to 30 years after smoking cessation for all former smokers http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/21/5/921.abstract

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