Smoking associated with increased skin cancer risk in women…

HealthDay (Dec 16 by Holohan) reports, “If you’re a woman who smokes and you are looking for another reason to quit, consider this: A new study” published online in Cancer Causes Control “has found a link between tobacco use and skin cancer.” Researchers “found that women who had squamous cell skin cancer were more likely to have smoked than those who were free from the disease.” Women “who smoked at least 20 years were twice as likely to develop squamous cell skin cancer, a less aggressive form of skin cancer than melanoma.”

Of course, smoking also is a major cause of FACIAL WRINKLING; which, to some, is worse than that other kind of life-threatening problem known as LUNG CANCER.

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