24 doctors weighed in:

If I smoke will I get lung cancer?

24 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
12 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Great answer!
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
8 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Agree. Nothing good comes from smoking. By the way how much does a pack of cigs cost now?
Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. David Masiello
Dr. David Masiello
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: Highly likely.

While risk varies for different people, the main risk factor for lung cancer is tobacco use, especially cigarette smoking.

In brief: Highly likely.

While risk varies for different people, the main risk factor for lung cancer is tobacco use, especially cigarette smoking.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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