Passive smoking more risky for women with a missing geneBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7224.1522b (Published 11 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1522
- Scott Gottlieb
- 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, …