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BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 13 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1290

One in five British cancer survivors are smokers: One fifth of survivors of adult cancer are current smokers, and a third have smoked regularly at some point, UK research has found. Survivors of Wilms’s tumour, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, or soft tissue sarcomas were most likely to be current smokers and are at particularly high risk of developing another cancer (Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2008;100:1068-91).

Americans want better healthcare system: Eighty two per cent of US residents think their healthcare system should be radically overhauled or completely rebuilt, a survey by the Commonwealth Fund …

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