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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether passive smoking in females is signifi cantly correlated with a higher incidence of lung cancer.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 2011, a survey was conducted of a sample of lung cancer patients who received treatment at the Bangkok Lung Center to ascertain their exposure to passive smoking.
RESULTS: The responses to the survey yielded a significant correlation between the incidence of lung cancer and exposure to passive smoking.
CONCLUSION: Recommendations based on the results of the study include improving health education campaigns and increasing public awareness of the health risks associated with passive smoking, as well as a re-evaluation of current lung cancer screening practices currently accepted by the medical establishment in Thailand.
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