Cigarette Smoke Produces Carcinogenic Effects Within Minutes

February 2011
Pulmonary Reviews;Feb2011, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p4
The article discusses the findings of a study which confirms the genetic damage caused by cigarette smoking. It references a report published by "Chemical Research in Toxicology" on December 27, 2010 wherein researchers noted the formation of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) diol epoxide in the body within 15 to 30 minutes of smoking. PAH has been suspected as one of the major causes of lung cancer.


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