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Could i get lung cancer from second hand smoke?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Stay away from places where people smoke and insist that smokers in your household go out to do it.
Be rude if you have to, it can save your life.

In brief: Yes

Stay away from places where people smoke and insist that smokers in your household go out to do it.
Be rude if you have to, it can save your life.
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Dr. Richard Seither
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes you can get canc

You can get it from secnd hand smoke.

In brief: Yes you can get canc

You can get it from secnd hand smoke.
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Dr. William Hocking
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes you are at risk

2nd hand smoke, or environmental tobacco smoke, is estimated to cause about 20% of the lung cancers in people who have never smoked.
It is important to avoid exposure as much as possible at home and in your workplace.

In brief: Yes you are at risk

2nd hand smoke, or environmental tobacco smoke, is estimated to cause about 20% of the lung cancers in people who have never smoked.
It is important to avoid exposure as much as possible at home and in your workplace.
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1 comment
Dr. Craig Carter
Evidence about lung cancer and second hand smoke is almost all conjecture, estimates, or anecdotes. That being said, you are still better off avoiding exposure if you can.
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