Canadian Expert Panel on Tobacco Smoke and Breast Cancer Risk – Executive Summary – English


Neil E. Collishaw (Chair), Norman F. Boyd, Kenneth P. Cantor, S. Katharine Hammond, Kenneth C. Johnson, John Millar, Anthony B. Miller, Mark Miller, Julie R. Palmer, Andrew G. Salmon, Fernand Turcotte


April 2009

Type of Report

Special Report


Tobacco smoke is one of the few modifiable risks for breast cancer and it impacts many women. Young women in particular, should understand that available evidence suggests that the relationship between breast cancer and both active smoking and SHS is consistent with causality. The public health implications of these findings highlight the need for effective messaging.

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