Things About Lung Cancer Doctors Wish You Knew

All kinds of smoke can cause lung cancer


bearded man with e-cigarette outdoors


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.



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