A pack-a-day smoking habit induces 150 cancer-causing mutation in lung cells

Say, who smokes tobacco and doesn’t know its bad for you?  But adolescence is when more tobacco habits begin.   Acceptance by a peer group is a stronger pull than health maintenance to a youngster.  At least 17 types of cancer are associated with tobacco use.  Smoking tobacco induces a devastating 150 cancer-causing mutations in cells annually.   The body repairs many of these mutations, but they continue to pile up. [Daily Mail UK Nov 3, 2016; Science News Nov 3, 2016]

Where do kids get cigarettes?  Some adolescents buy cigarettes directly from stores, other rely on friends and family to purchase them and still other swap cigarettes for cash. [Tobacco Free Kids]

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