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Cigarette smoke by Challiyil Eswaramangalath Vipin

Smokers are more likely to develop polyps in their bowel than non smokers, and some studies show that smokers have a higher risk of bowel cancer, particularly rectal cancer. So giving up smoking can reduce your risk of bowel cancer.

Source: Protecting against bowel cancer @ Cancer Research UK

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Image by Challiyil Eswaramangalath Vipin from Chalakudy, India (cigarette.. like a cigarette in the rain) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons