Sunday, December 11, 2011

Smoking Increases Your Chances of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers.

In a recent study, scientists determined, through the assessment of patients smoking histories, that there are connections between smoking cigarettes and non-melanoma skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC). The results showed that smoking was associated with non-melanoma skin cancer, and that the risk increased with the quantity of smoking that had been done. It differed between men and woman however. In men smoking was modestly associated with both BCC and SCC, but in women it was strongly associated with SCC but not BCC. They are unsure of why there is a difference but are continuing their research in this study.


  1. Another reason not to start smoking. It amazes me how people are willing to risk their health and spend tons of money for the brief release of stress this day in age.

  2. I completely agree with Shaun. I sincerely hope that this research will make it's way to the masses and finally knock some sense into people.