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How does smoking cause lung cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

In 2008, workers from bowling alleys and pool halls represented the highest number of work-related lung cancer deaths, likely due to exposure of smoke. Other occupations that resulted in a high number of lung cancer deaths included scientists, ship builders, beauticians, tobacco manufacturers, iron foundries and coal miners. Job-related exposure to silica dust, asbestos, uranium, and nuclear material also increase the risk for developing work-related lung cancer.

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