New link between smoking and breast cancer in older women

Smoking increases the risk of breast cancer in older women by almost a fifth, a new study from the US has found.

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New link between smoking and breast cancer

A study in the US has found that smoking increases the risk of breast cancer in older women by almost 20%.

Smoking increases the likelihood of breast cancer by up to a fifth, the new study found. Credit: PA

The study adds to a growing weight of evidence linking exposure to tobacco smoke and deadly disease.

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