Smoking Increases Skin Cancer Risk
An increased risk of skin cancer has been added to the already long list of reasons not to smoke. The existing reasons include depression, dementia, Alzheimer disease, cognitive decline (in men), bladder control (in women), Lou Gehrig’s disease, erectile dysfunction, other cancers, many pediatric second-hand smoke ailments and death.
A new study found that smoking increases the risk of squamous cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer) by more than 50%. According to researchers “this study clearly demonstrates that smoking increases the risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.”
The only question left is, what will it take before everyone decides that smoking is not a good idea?