How many people exposed to second hand smoke get lung cancer?

11,000/year in US. About 11, 000 cases/year of cancer in the us are attributable to second hand tobacco smoke, compared to about 400, 000 from smoking.
A lot. 3000 lung cancer deaths in the us in non-smokers as a result of second hand smoke. Living with a smoker increases lung cancer risk by 20-30%.

Related Questions

Has anyone who never smoked/never exposed to second hand smoke get lung cancer?

Yes. Incidence of lung cancers in non smokers is very low. The great majority of lung cancers are smoking related. In my own practice of over 900 lung cancers I have cared for, 5 patients never smoked or were continuously exposed to cigarette smoke. One patient was 23y/o when treated. Read more...
Yes, unfortunately. Not all people who have lung cancer are smokers. 99% of small cell lung cancer patients are smokers. However, the incidence of people who are non smoker to get non small cell lung cancer is higher. Read more...

Is it possible for me get lung cancer if I spoked 30 yr ago and was exposed to second hand smoke for first 5 years of life?

Unfortunately yes. You can get lung cancer even if you never smoked, or had no exposures. Of course, smoking and exposures increase your risk. Read more...
Yes. 2nd hand smoke is a rare cause of lung cancer. The risk of cancer drops every year you are separated from smoking but never goes away completely. Of the last 1000 patients i've seen with lung cancer - only 5 had never smoked personally. Read more...
Yes. If aged 55-74 consider asking your doctor about the role for screening low dose chest ct. Read more...
Yes. 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 for comprehensive health maintenance. Risks factors: http://goo.Gl/gu9ms screening guidelines: http://goo.Gl/oqvsp. Read more...

Could I get lung cancer from second hand smoke?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Is it possible for baby to get lung cancer from second hand smoke?

Possible. Second hand smoke is a known risk factor in lung cancer development. Your baby, if exposed, definitely is at a higher risk of lung cancer development but it is hard to tell whether he or she will develop it and, if so, when. It also depends on the genetic make up of the person. Read more...
No. There are no studies to show that, although there many cases of lung cancer in non- smokers. Exposure to second hand smoking increase the risk of asthma, allergies, ear infections and many other problems. Read more...
Not your baby, Who will have increase in asthma, pneumonia and respiratory illness, buth the child that grow up to be an adult might. By this i mean that the exposure may initiate the damage that takes many, many years to manifest. Do not expose your child or any one else to tobacco smoke. Read more...

Can your 5 month old baby get lung cancer from second hand smoke?

Lung cancer. In long term it can cause lung cancer and many other cardio-vascular problems. Read more...
No . Lung cancer is extremely rare in children. However, smoke exposure increase the risk of asthma, ear infections, pneumonia, slower growth, and markedly increases the risk of hospitalization from all causes. Infants and children should not be exposed to second hand tobacco smoke. Read more...

What are chances 18 year old as lung cancer? Never smoked but has been exposed to second hand smoke entire life?

Low. Second hand smoking is a risk factor for lung cancer and other medical problems but the odds of having lung cancer at your age are quite low but not impossible, of course. My advise: see your doctor for evaluation of your persistent cough and stay away from that smoke. Best to you. Read more...
Minimal. There is a great deal of debate as to the effects of second hand smoke. Most of the studies are estimates or extrapolations. You have more to fear from automobile and industrial pollution. If you don't smoke, your chances of getting lung cancer are greatly reduced. Read more...
HIghly unlikely. Your risk at this age would be extremely low but you are still at a slightly higher risk to develop lung cancer later in life from the exposure. I would not lose sleep over it however since the risk is at best minimal. If you are concerned because of a chronic cough, you should see your doctor. Read more...

I Grew up around second hand smoke my whole life now I can't stop coughing weeks after a cold. Could I have lung cancer? I never smoked myself!

Exceedingly unlikely. What you considered a cold may have been a deeper infection (lower rather than upper respiratory virus) and in such cases recovery can take longer.If you haven't been in to see your doc in a while it might be easier to just go in and be evaluated than worry and wait to see if another week or so will fix it. Read more...