Smoking can increase the risk of developing non-small cell lung cancer.
Smoking cigarettes, pipes, or cigars is the most common cause of lung cancer. The earlier in life a person starts smoking, the more often a person smokes, and the more years a person smokes, the greater the risk. If a person has stopped smoking, the risk becomes lower as the years pass.
Risk factors for lung cancer include the following
When smoking is combined with other risk factors, the risk of developing lung cancer is increased.