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A 23-year-old female asked:

What is the percentage chance for a smoker to develope cancer? i have smoked for one year. 19 years old am i at risk?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Glad you quit: Your lifetime risk is slightly increased over your peers, but the fact that you quit keeps you well below the one-in-six change that smoking will give you a cancer that will kill you.

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Last updated May 5, 2013

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