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i am 19 years old I have a really chesty cough, i don't smoke and never have but my grandma and my auntie both smoke in excess of 40 a day each, my boyfriends's dad is really worried about me because when he was 13 he got cancer as a result of second hand smoke and now i'm really worried, should i go see a doctor about it? oh and i've had this cold about 3 weeks
Mon, 24 Apr 2017
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Yes it is true that cancer can occur by passive smoking, so you muist be aware of that.

You must go ahead to have chest x ray and rule out other causes of cough. Don't consider it as cancer on first view.

Some some cough remedy after at least chest x ray.

Rest take care of passive smoking.
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