What are the chances that I would get cancer from smoking cigarettes?

Why chance it. As per the CDC: People who smoke cigarettes are 15 to 30 times more likely to get lung cancer or die from lung cancer than people who do not smoke. Even smoking a few cigarettes a day or smoking occasionally increases the risk of lung cancer. The more years a person smokes and the more cigarettes smoked each day, the more risk goes up.
Odds are good. There are 42 known carcinogens in cigarettes, so chances are one of them will get you.

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What are the chances that I would get cancer from smoking cigarettes? Does everyone who smokes get cancer?

No, not everyone. There are more than 50 million smokers in the US, and about 1 million people a year get cancer, and about half of them will die from it. Over 90% of the 200 thousand deaths per year of lung and head/neck cancer are directly due to smoking, as are many other kinds of cancer (often smoking together with excessive alcohol use). Smoking also kills people from heart attack, stroke and other illnesses. Read more...

Hey docs, I am wondering what are the chances that I would get cancer from smoking cigarettes only a few times?

Low. Smoking a few cigarettes (say one pack) is very unlikely to increase risk of cancer. This is not an endorsement for smoking. Tobacco products kill countless people in north america every year. Tobacco is potentially lethal and using tobacco products is dangerous not glamorous. Smoking cessation is good for health and for the wallet, as cigs cost a lot of money. Read more...

I'm 22 years old and have been smoking cigarettes for 10 years...I've been around it all my life tho...Do I have a good chance to get lung cancer?

Absolutely. Primary smoker and second hand likely as well from your family. Stop now to get back to a lower risk strata! Read more...
Increased risk. http://goo.gl/kkxkn work with family physician towards comprehensive wellness. First and second hand exposure increases risk. Quitting decreases risk. There are numerous disease that smoking will increase risk. Read more...