A lot of people think that the occasional smoke will have little effect on their body, but boy are they wrong….
New research found that smoking as little as 100 fags in a lifetime can increases a woman’s chance of getting breast cancer by 30%.
They also discovered that smoking a packet a day every day for 10 years will make a woman 60% more likely to develop the most common type of breast cancer- the oestrogen receptor-positive type.
“I think there is growing evidence that breast cancer is another health hazard associated with smoking,’ said the leader of the study.
They believe this could be because the substances in cigarettes act like oestrogen, which would promote the growth of the most common type of breast cancer.
With these alarming figures, we think it might be time to dump those packets in the bin.