38 doctors weighed in:
What are the chances of me getting cancer if I smoke?
38 doctors weighed in

Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
35 doctors agree
In brief: QUIT & chance drops!
Here's some stats (from nci) quitting at age 30: smokers who quit at about age 30 reduce their chance of dying prematurely from smoking-related diseases by more than 90 percent.
People who quit at about age 50 reduce their risk of dying prematurely by 50 percent compared with those who continue to smoke.

In brief: QUIT & chance drops!
Here's some stats (from nci) quitting at age 30: smokers who quit at about age 30 reduce their chance of dying prematurely from smoking-related diseases by more than 90 percent.
People who quit at about age 50 reduce their risk of dying prematurely by 50 percent compared with those who continue to smoke.
Dr. Allen Seely
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3 comments
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
A your chance of getting lung cancer if you do not smoke equals that of winning the lottery or hitting a hole in one...it can happen, but not very likely. The worst part is that you don't know the power of nicotine addiction until you cannot escape it.
Dr. Paul Cohen
What should worry you more(and be a better deterrent to smoking) is that the cure rates for most forms of lung cancer are horrible!!!
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Higher
Smoking increases the risk of lung and many other cancers, and also increases the risk of emphysema and heart disease.
It is a bad idea to smoke. If you are a smoker and cannot quit, see a health care professional for help.

In brief: Higher
Smoking increases the risk of lung and many other cancers, and also increases the risk of emphysema and heart disease.
It is a bad idea to smoke. If you are a smoker and cannot quit, see a health care professional for help.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
In brief: High enough...
...But as bad as cancer is, chronic lung disease is worse; because every cigarette smoker, almost, gets that sooner or later. Smoking also causes heart disease, and ruins your social life.
(kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray.) there is not one single good reason to start smoking, and 100 reasons to stop - or even better, never start in the first place.

In brief: High enough...
...But as bad as cancer is, chronic lung disease is worse; because every cigarette smoker, almost, gets that sooner or later. Smoking also causes heart disease, and ruins your social life.
(kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray.) there is not one single good reason to start smoking, and 100 reasons to stop - or even better, never start in the first place.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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