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Secondhand smoke and lung cancer

Secondhand smoke and lung cancer

Overview

Secondhand smoke has been classified as a known cause of lung cancer in humans (Group A carcinogen).

Review Date 8/14/2017

Updated by: Todd Gersten, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, Wellington, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.