A recent study done on more than 800 women in Japan revealed that women

who are long-time smokers face a higher risk of death if they develop breast



According to Dr. Masaaki Kawai, a breast oncologist at Miyagi Cancer Center

Hospital, smokers are at-least 3.5 times more likely to die from breast cancer as

opposed to women who have never tried smoking. The study, although not

entirely conclusive, also showed that women how have smoke for shorter

durations also boost their risk from dying from cancer albeit the odds are

significantly less.


Exposure to second hand some among women appears to have no significant

impact on the women’s risk of death.


Comprehensive article available at Reuters