Lung cancer caused by dirty air kills thousands of non-smokers

"Drawing attention to the contribution of underlying risk factors to lung cancer in never-smokers presents opportunities to reinforce efforts to tackle other major public health challenges", he opined.

The number of "never smokers" - those who have smoked less than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime - that die of lung cancer every year is greater than the numbers of people who die from cervical cancer (900), lymphoma (5,200), leukaemia (4,500) and ovarian cancer (4,200).

Every year 46,000 people develop lung cancer in Britain and 36,000 die from the disease, making it by far the most common cause of cancer death.

Lung cancer is often thought of as a tobacco user's disease, but new United Kingdom research suggests this may not be the case.

Some of the major contributors to lung cancer in non-smokers include second-hand smoke, occupational carcinogen exposure, and even outdoor pollution.

Around 900 people die from cervical cancer, 4,200 from ovarian cancer and 5,200 from lymphoma in the United Kingdom every year.

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It said non-smokers made up 13 per cent of lung cancer cases at the hospital in 2008, but that rose to 28 per cent by 2014.

However, smoking remains the largest modifiable risk factor for lung cancer and accounts for 86% of lung cancers in the United Kingdom, the research paper adds.

"From a personal perspective, when I knew I was ill I never thought I would have lung cancer as I wasn't a smoker".

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, chairman of the Royal College of Global Positioning System, said: 'Lung cancer can be very hard to diagnose in primary care as one key symptom is coughing, which can also be a sign of much more common, less serious conditions - particularly if the patient is a non-smoker'.

A recent Public Health England (PHE) report called for a raft of measures to cut air pollution, including stopping cars idling near school gates and promoting vehicle pool lanes.

"This is one reason why PHE published its review of the evidence and recommended specific actions local authorities can take to improve their air quality". By delivering on the promise of a clean air generation we can reduce the number of lung cancers among those who have never smoked'.

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