To evaluate whether passive smoking in females is significantly correlated with a higher incidence of lung cancer.
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.
The responses to the survey yielded a significant correlation between the incidence of lung cancer and exposure to passive smoking.
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.
female passive smoking, lung cancer,adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, environmental tobacco smoke