Does smoking cause breast cancer?

No. No direct correlation with breast cancer, and smoking. There is direct correlation with several other cancers, and smoking. Lung cancer, head and neck cancer, bladder cancer is to name just a few.
No. But smoking causes mamy other problems that are more deadly then breast cancer. Did you know that far more women die from cardiovascular disease and from lung cancer than die from breast cancer? Smoking also makes your skin age badly. If you are 22 and smoking stop. Smoking is one of the stupidest things that a human being can do.
Perhaps. Smoking is not a strong risk factor for the development of breast cancer. Women who were reported as being heavy smokers did have an increased risk for breast cancer. Women who were average smokers only have a slight increased risk of breast cancer.
Maybe. There may be a slight increase in breast cancer risk but even if there wasn't, smoking can lead to development of multiple other kinds of cancer plus cardiovascular and lung disease. No redeeming value to smoking. It is good to view lifestyle choices in the light of how they affect health in general, not just specific illnesses. Best regards and happy holidays.

Related Questions

What causes breast cancer in people under 40 if there is no family history of the disease and no smoking involved?

We Don't Know. While we have made strides on the treatment end, we still struggle to understand the "why". What we do know is that 85-90% of cases occur in people with no known hereditary risk factors. We also see links with high (unopposed) estrogen states (early menarche, late menopause, no children or late-in-life, obesity).
Unknown. There are some increased breast cancer risks associated with obesity, hormone medication use, early age at first menstruation, late age at first childbirth, etc. Only about 15% of breast cancers occur because of genetic inheritance.

Is there a link between cigarette smoking and breast cancer?

Maybe. There have been multiple studies done over the past several decades and indeed there are indications that there my be a relationship. Some studies say yes, others no. Overall, the results of these studies suggest that smoking probably does not decrease the risk and indeed suggest that there may be an increased breast cancer risk with smoking of long duration, smoking before a first pregnancy.
Yes. Smoking is linked to all kinds of cancers. Bottom line is there is nothing good about smoking.

Is there a particular cancer risk for males with a healthy lifestyle (no smoking, not overweight) if their mothers were diagnosed with breast cancer?

N o. We still do not know all the facts on risk. I do not know of any special risk for you.
Possible. If your mother is a brca mutation carrier, then the risk for you developing breast cancer is extremely high. You can also pass this down to you children. You should find out the details of your mother's cancer: age at diagnosis, type of breast cancer and treatment. You may want to consult with a genetic counselor for full risk assessment for you and your family.

How is smoking and drinking alcohol related to breast cancer?

Likely contribute. Both smoking and alcohol are risk factors for almost all cancers, impair immunity, contributing to growth of cancers. And alcohol contributes to weight gain, and obesity is a risk factor for cancer of the breast.
Decreased health. The heavy use of smoking and/or alcohol has a deleterious effect on your overall health. It can weaken the immune system, in particular, and that alone makes one more susceptible to cancers of all types. In addition, if circulation is impaired, your immune system cannot send the killer antibodies it needs to kill the tumor cells.
Alcohol bad. Alcohol will increase your risk of breast cancer. Smoking will bad, doesn't seem to dramatically increase the risk of breast cancer.

I am 34 I grew up with mother smoking in home is it possible that I could develop breast cancer from second hand smoke?

G-d knows. Just being female puts you at risk for getting breast cancer (1 out of 9 females get it). There are other risks that have been implicated- some are definite (genetic family trait such as brca mutation), and others have been suggested in studies- obesity, smoking, late pregnancies or no pregnancies, hormone replacement therapy (possibly). Makes sense that 2nd hand smoke would afford risk.
Breast cancer. Does not appear to be related to tobacco exposorure, primary (your smoking) or secondary (any one else's smoking wafting in your direction). There are genetic risks, and links to estrogen at least as promoters.
Probably not. While smoke is linked to several cancers. For some reason second hand smoke is not a high risk factor for developing breast cancer. (they still should stop smoking).