CR3 News Magazine 2018 February: Black History Special Edition - Page 53

people who get lung cancer have never smoked. Other risk factors include the effects of past cancer treatment and exposure to asbestos, radon gas and – in very rare cases – substances such as uranium, chromium and nickel. Lung cancer is not infectious and can’t be passed on to other people. Smoking - The more one smokes, the greater the risk of developing lung cancer. It is also more likely to develop in people who start smoking at a young age. If someone stops smoking, their risk of developing lung cancer falls quite quickly. After about 15 years, the chance of developing the disease is similar to that of a non-smoker.

This section on smoking includes the use of: • Hookah • e-Hookah

Researched and Authored by Prof Michael C Herbst [D Litt et Phil (Health Studies); D N Ed; M Art et Scien; B A Cur; Dip Occupational Health] Approved by Ms Elize Joubert, Chief Executive Officer [BA Social Work (cum laude); MA Social Work] May 2017

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Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)

Researched and Authored by Prof Michael C Herbst [D Litt et Phil (Health Studies); D N Ed; M Art et Scien; B A Cur; Dip Occupational Health] Approved by Ms Elize Joubert, Chief Executive Officer [BA Social Work (cum laude); MA Social Work] May 2017