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Both of my parents smoked in the home until I was 6. Not a ton especially because my Dad was at work during the day and he smoked more than her. I never smoked. Will this increase my risk for lung cancer a lot?

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Dr. John Munshower
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Secondhand Smoke may cause Lung Cancer.
Secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in adults who have never smoked. Nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or at work increase their risk of developing lung cancer by 20–30%. Secondhand smoke causes more than 7,300 lung cancer deaths among U.S. nonsmokers each year. Since it was only until 6yo, your risk is not as high. Best wishes.

In brief: Statistics,...

Secondhand Smoke may cause Lung Cancer.
Secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in adults who have never smoked. Nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or at work increase their risk of developing lung cancer by 20–30%. Secondhand smoke causes more than 7,300 lung cancer deaths among U.S. nonsmokers each year. Since it was only until 6yo, your risk is not as high. Best wishes.
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