Carcinogen Alphabet: “T” for Tobacco
Smoking Tobacco can cause cancers of the lung, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus (squamous-cell carcinoma), pancreas, urinary bladder and renal pelvis.
There is sufficient evidence for a causal association between cigarette smoking and cancers of the nasal cavities and nasal sinuses, oesophagus (adenocarcinoma), stomach, liver, kidney (renal-cell carcinoma), uterine cervix and myeloid leukaemia. Furthermore, there is also significant evidence that involuntary or secondary smoking causes lung cancer in humans and as such is classed as a Group 1 carcinogen.
In support of the “No Time to Lose” Campaign the SEL Group will be running an ABC’s of carcinogens campaign and each week we shall release details regarding a different well known carcinogen.