Posts Tagged: smoking

Daily Cancer Risk Fact: Secondhand Smoke

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True or false: Breathing secondhand smoke can lead to lung cancer.



Daily Cancer Risk Fact: Cigars vs. Cigarettes

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A special project between Philly.com/health and OncoLink throughout the month of April, What’s My Risk? will provide a daily fact you may not know about your risk of getting cancer. First up – cigars vs. cigarettes.



The Smoldering Cigarette Butt

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Rodney Warner, JD A couple days ago, while driving to work, I saw it on the road. I was at an intersection, waiting for the light to turn green. It rained the previous night and the road was wet. The cigarette butt rolled silently on the damp road, blown by the wind. I guessed someone…



My Own Worst Enemy

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By: Tracey Coyle I started smoking when I was a preteen. The older girls in the neighborhood were sneaking around with a brown paper bag and my “trouble radar” knew to follow them. By the time I was 13 I was buying my own packs and by high school I was smoking in my parent’s…