Smoking And Breast Cancer: Cigarettes Now A Risk To Your Breasts?
Women who smoke have an increased risk of developing breast cancer, especially if they become smokers early in life, a new study suggests.
But the added risk appears to be small, except among heavy smokers. Compared with women who had never smoked, those who were regular smokers for any amount of time had a six percent higher risk of developing breast cancer, the study found. Women who maintained a pack-a-day habit for at least 30 years had a 28 percent higher risk, however.