Maryland's Tobacco Resource Center - Linking Professionals to Best Practices

Women Smokers at Increased Risk for Developing Colon Cancer

October
2008

Researchers compared men and women exposed to similar amounts of smoking, by multiplying the number of cigarettes smoked per day by the number of years smoked, and found that women who smoked 30 pack-years had an 82% greater risk of developing colon cancer than non-smoking women, while men had a 21% greater risk than non-smoking men.