If You Could Give Yourself Cancer, Would You?

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    Smokers: For every 12 months that you smoke a pack a day, the DNA in every cell in your lungs obtains approximately 150 new mutations. While some of the mutations might not be harmful, the more mutations there are, the greater your risk that one or more of them will wind up causing cancer.
    That is not the only threat from smoking, it was discovered that after 1 year of smoking a pack of cigarettes every day, 97 new mutations are picked up by cells in the larynx, cells in the pharynx accrue 39 new mutations, and oral cavity cells accumulate 23 new mutations.
    People may think that it is only your lungs that are affected by smoking, but they are sadly mistaken. Organs that do not have direct exposure to tobacco smoke seem to be affected as well. The researcher found around 18 new mutations in all bladder cells and 6 new mutations in every liver cell for every year that smokers smoked a pack a day.

    People may think that it is only your lungs that are affected by smoking, but they are sadly mistaken. Organs that do not have direct exposure to tobacco smoke seem to be affected as well. The researcher found around 18 new mutations in all bladder cells and 6 new mutations in every liver cell for every year that smokers smoked a pack a day. A genetic analysis of 5,243 cancers, which included 2,490 smokers and 1.063 patients who said they never smoked cigarettes, were the basis of these findings.
    Now, it should not be surprising to you that cigarettes are horrible for your body and health. For more than 50 years, the U.S. surgeon general has warned about the dangers of smoking. Per the American Cancer Society, in a single year, smoking is responsible for at least 167,133 of cancer deaths.

    Now, it should not be surprising to you that cigarettes are horrible for your body and health. For more than 50 years, the U.S. surgeon general has warned about the dangers of smoking. Per the American Cancer Society, in a single year, smoking is responsible for at least 167,133 of cancer deaths. Researchers compared thousands of cancer genome sequences and grouped them into “mutational signatures.” One of the “mutational signatures” had a DNA nucleobase change which was very similar to a change that can be carcinogenic to humans.
    “The way tobacco smoking causes cancer is more complex than we thought,” study coauthor Mike Stratton, director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in England, said in a statement.

    “The way tobacco smoking causes cancer is more complex than we thought,” study coauthor Mike Stratton, director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in England, said in a statement.

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