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|Nov 3 '13 at 15:18||comment||added||Alan Boyd||Just out of interest - how could it ever be shown that the carcinogens in cigarette smoke caused a specific case of cancer? My feeling is that this is impossible, and that the chain of potential causation from smoking>carcinogens>increased risk of lung cancer is as good as we can get.|
|Nov 3 '13 at 15:03||comment||added||nico||The fact that not everyone who smokes develop cancer does not rule out that those carcinogens be (amongst) the causes of cancer in those people who do.|
|Nov 3 '13 at 14:58||history||edited||Alan Boyd||CC BY-SA 3.0||
|Nov 2 '13 at 23:57||history||answered||John Crout||CC BY-SA 3.0|