Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Secondhand Smoke Linked To Breast Cancer

The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit just released a study in which they concluded that there is significant evidence to link both active smoking and secondhand smoke exposure to breast cancer. For years this has been debated as to whether there is a direct link, but through an evidence and research review Canadian researchers have concluded that exposure can lead to a risk of breast cancer. More research is still needed to determine what exactly is the nature of the relationship between the two.

Thanks to this report it is clear yet again that all workplaces in Indianapolis should be smoke free to help prevent long term health problems in employees. Marion County residents should also quit smoking to reduce future health care costs.

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