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Can smoking increase chance of radon poisoning?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
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In brief: Yes

Smoking, secondhand smoke and radon are the leading causes of lung cancer.
Radon is the number one cause among non smokers. Smoking plus radon creates a synergistic effect that dramatically increases the risk for dying of lung cancer. If you're a smoker and you quit, you lower your risk of lung cancer. Reduce radon exposure in your home, you lower it further.

In brief: Yes

Smoking, secondhand smoke and radon are the leading causes of lung cancer.
Radon is the number one cause among non smokers. Smoking plus radon creates a synergistic effect that dramatically increases the risk for dying of lung cancer. If you're a smoker and you quit, you lower your risk of lung cancer. Reduce radon exposure in your home, you lower it further.
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