Nov 23, 2011

Another reason to give up smoking

Cats who live with smokers have a higher risk of developing cancer. 

The risk of lymphoma, the most common cancer in cats, is tripled in cats from smoking households. Squamous cell carcinomas of the mouth are also more prevalent in cats exposed to tobacco smoke.

Scientists from all over the world have detected nicotine metabolites in the family pets of smokers. Carbon material, a byproduct of smoking, has also been found in these pets’ lungs.

As if we needed any more reasons to give up!

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