A recent study brought out a conclusion that the more women smokes, the higher they are suffering from squamous cell skin cancer. And those who smoked at least 20 years were twice as likely to develop squamous cell skin cancer, a less aggressive form of skin cancer than melanoma.
The study involved an analysis of data from 383 patients suffering from skin cancer, which were compared against those of 315 study participants who did not have the disease. The participants answered questions regarding how much they smoked, when their smoking habit began, and how long they have been smoking.
According to researchers, it is due to carcinogens which may be one of the main factors behind triggering skin cancer. The statistics has been unveiled that about 2 million people in the US are suffering from non- melanoma skin cancer. The number can be a warning for everyone.
Smoking is accused of responsible for most cancers of the larynx, oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, and bladder, now adding skin cancer.