To decrease the
number of smoking related cancer, people need to change their smoking habits, an expert has stated.
Amanda Sandford, research manager at Action on Smoking and Health, said that
if people continued to smoke in their homes then not only will they increase
their own risk of cancer, but it will also have a detrimental impact on the
health of their family members.
She explained that the move to prevent individuals smoking indoors in public
places had helped to reduce the number of smoking-related heart attacks, but a
further effort was needed to tackle cancer.
Ms Sandford said people were primarily exposed in the home and "what is
needed is more ongoing health mass media campaigns to alert people to the
dangers of passive smoke".
Last week, the government announced that a public consultation regarding
tobacco packaging which had been scheduled for the end of 2011 had been
postponed to spring next year.
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Cancer treatment news : 23 December 2011