Secondhand Suspicions: Breast Cancer and Passive Smoking. It is the leading cancer killer of nonsmoking women, and second only to lung cancer deaths among women who smoke. Among the researchers interviewed for this article who disagree that there is enough evidence to link secondhand smoke (SHS) with breast cancer, Cited by: 7. Oct 26, 2017 · The effect of passive smoking (PS) on breast cancer (BC) is controversial, and may be modified by polymorphism of the N-Acetyl-transferase (NAT) 2 enzyme which is involved in tobacco carcinogen metabolism. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between PS and BC by NAT2 variants in Arab–Israeli women, a unique population with low active smoking rates, and high exposure to PS.Cited by: 3.
Mar 11, 2005 · Secondhand smoke is also known as environmental tobacco smoke or passive smoking, and consists of a complex combination of gases and particles released by the burning of tobacco and from smoke. Table 23: Secondhand smoke and breast cancer risk. Introduction: Most large prospective cohort studies have found no link between breathing secondhand smoke (breathing the smoke from other people's cigarettes, also called passive smoking) and breast cancer. However, findings from some case-control studies have shown a small increased risk.
Dec 08, 2005 · Passive smoking increases the risk of developing breast cancer say Canadian researchers. The authors of a report published in the International Journal of Cancer examined the association between breast cancer risk and passive and active smoking in a meta-analysis of 19 published studies that met basic quality criteria. Mar 03, 2011 · Despite some minor limitations and the researcher’s cautious interpretation of their passive smoking results, the public health message remains clear and uncontroversial: smoking and smoking around other people, including children, has a range of harms, and an increased breast cancer risk is likely to be among those harms.