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Smokers are people too, it seems

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Researchers have found that the incidence of non-small cell lung cancer in never-smokers appears to be increasing. This is  independent of sex, age, and race/ethnicity, according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

So far so good – it’s science as we know it.

But

The study concludes…

Given the findings that show that the number of NSCLC cases increased in never-smokers irrespective of sex, stage, and race/ethnicity, the authors conclude that the actual incidence of lung cancer in people who have smoked is increasing.

I have to think about that – smokers are getting more lung cancer just like everyone else – not because of their smoking, but just because they are people.

I’m not sure if that’s comforting or not! Or even if that’s science.

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Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

3 thoughts on “Smokers are people too, it seems

  1. Which ‘finding’ will be translated by the Daily Mail (their screaming caps) as: “SMOKERS KILLING EVEN MORE NON SMOKERS! Study finds 3rd hand smoke increases cancer risk in non smokers.”

    and the article will kick off with a long quote from the horrible Arnott about how this PROVES we must ERADICATE smoking anywhere near The Children.

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  2. And here I was thinking that the conclusion should have been: ‘The number of non-smokers contracting lung cancer continues to rise, despite ten years or more of smoking bans.’

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