Medicine: Smoking & Cancer

Smoking & Cancer Doctors studying the seeming connection between smoking and lung cancer need more facts before they can firmly answer such questions as: Is it just coincidence? Does smoking cause the cancer? If so, how? From a few hundred cases studied in the U.S. and Britain have come suggestive leads, but nothing more. Last week the British Medical Journal reported on a massive study which goes a long way toward answering some of the inquiring physicians' basic questions, and also raises some new ones.

There is a definite relationship between smoking and lung cancer, conclude two statisticians working for Britain's...

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