Things About Lung Cancer Doctors Wish You Knew
All kinds of smoke can cause lung cancer
Quitting smoking is the number one thing you can do to reduce your risk—find out what helped ex-smokers actually quit for good—and that means all types of lighting up. “Other tobacco exposure, such as cigars, pipes, or marijuana, [also cause the disease],” Dr. Parks says. According to the American Cancer Society, there is no “safer” tobacco product, including hand-rolled, herbal, menthol, clove, and those marketed as “natural.” Hookahs are also linked with cancer; although the jury is still out on e-cigarettes, your best bet is to avoid them, too. This “harmless” teen habit could be as dangerous as smoking a pack a day.