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Passive smoking more risky for women with a missing gene

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 11 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1522
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    The combination of environmental tobacco smoke and a missing gene may make some women up to six times more likely to develop lung cancer if they are exposed to second hand smoke, according to the results of a new study.

    The lead author, DrWilliam P Bennett of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, …

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