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Is short term exposure to cigarette smoke enough to cause any cancers?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Cardiac risk: Short term exposure to tobacco smoke is a greater risk for precipitating a cardiac event by increasing the coagulability of blood and increasing the stickiness of platelets. It is difficult to quantitate the increase in risk for cancer from short term second hand smoke.

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