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Does passive smoking cause cancer?

my friends do smoke a lot...except for that they are very good at heart..but now i have heard that even passive smoking will cause some problem....will it cause cancer??pls post a reply
Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Hi
Does passive smoking cause cancer ?
My answer will be yes. Passive smoking and the actual smokers are equally at the risk of developing Lung Cancer. Passive smoking is also called secondhand smoke. Long term effects of passive smoking are- Lung cancer, Asthma, Pneumonia, Bronchitis and persons are also at risk of developing Cardiovascular diseases, Dementia, Renal cell carcinoma, Brain tumor. It is more harmfull in Infants and Children with risk of causing Asthma, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Allergy, Infection in lungs and throat, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Premature birth, Low birth weight.
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Piyush Pandey's  Response
this is my personal experince, my husband is a chronic smoker, i tried every thing to stop him smoking, but nothing made him to stop. when i was pregnant i took an oppurtunity and made my mind some how i will make him quit. whenever he smokes i use to sit infront of him. he use to shout at me and say passive smoking is more dangerous, it will affect my kid, he use to request me to go away. i use to say that active smoking is also dangerous my husband, if you quit i will. then he made a mind and he left smoking. Haaaaaaaaaa
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DR. MUKESH RAGHAV's  Response

 Number of studies have been  conducted and came with the conclusion that  passive smokers  are at more risk of cancer than active smoker. , as active smoker smoke through a filter and passive smoke indirectly & directly inhale lot of noxious stuff , which is more dangerous.

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Passive smoke is injurious. active, or passive, smoke is entering the lungs, causing damage which can turn anytime into cancer.

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manohar's  Response
Passive smoking also leads to many health issues. The passive somker also gets lung cancer. So it is very important that you not only donot smoke and allow othere sto smoke next to you
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Piyush Pandey's  Response
yes research says it is the passive smoker who are at more risk of cancer than active smoker. as they smoke through a filter and you directly inhale lot of noxious stuff
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