Non-smoking wives of heavy smokers have a higher risk of lung cancer: a study from Japan.

  title={Non-smoking wives of heavy smokers have a higher risk of lung cancer: a study from Japan.},
  author={Takeshi Thomas Hirayama},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={282 6259},
In a study in 29 health centre districts in Japan 91 540 non-smoking wives aged 40 and above were followed up for 14 years (1966-79), and standardised mortality rates for lung cancer were assessed according to the smoking habits of their husbands. Wives of heavy smokers were found to have a higher risk of developing lung cancer and a dose-response relation was observed. The relation between the husband's smoking and the wife's risk of developing lung cancer showed a similar pattern when… CONTINUE READING


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