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Is there a significant difference in cancer rates between light and heavy smokers?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The risk for lung cancer is significantly higher in heavy smoker than light smokers.
The risk of developing lung cancer. 0.2% for men who never smoked (0.4% for women) , 5.5% for male former smokers (2.6% in women) , 15.9% for current male smokers (9.5% for women) , 24.4% for male “heavy smokers” defined as smoking more than 5 cigarettes per day (18.5% for women). Consider to quit smoking now.

In brief: Yes
The risk for lung cancer is significantly higher in heavy smoker than light smokers.
The risk of developing lung cancer. 0.2% for men who never smoked (0.4% for women) , 5.5% for male former smokers (2.6% in women) , 15.9% for current male smokers (9.5% for women) , 24.4% for male “heavy smokers” defined as smoking more than 5 cigarettes per day (18.5% for women). Consider to quit smoking now.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Significant?
I am not aware of a definition for light and heavy smoking.
All smoking increases the risk of lung and other cancers.

In brief: Significant?
I am not aware of a definition for light and heavy smoking.
All smoking increases the risk of lung and other cancers.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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