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Tobacco and cancer: 18 parts of the body at significant risk

SmokerThe link between tobacco and lung cancer is well known. Less known is the dangerously unhealthy link between tobacco and cancer in 17 other parts of the body.

“There are 5000 chemicals in tobacco and 60 carcinogens. They are inhaled into the lungs, but they are also swallowed and enter the body,” explains Dr. Drew Bethune, a thoracic surgeon, head of the Capital Health Cancer Care program in Halifax and past President of Smoke Free Nova Scotia.

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