Smoking by fathers can be very harmful to their children.
A new report, by the Oxford Survey of Childhood Cancers, and published in the British Journal of Cancer concludes:
* 15% of all childhood cancers may be caused by fathers who smoke
* the more a man smokes, the greater the risk of illness in his children
* as many as 1 in 7 childhood cancers may be due to fathers damaging their sperm by smoking
* the risk to children increased the more a man smoked
* a father who is a heavy smoker increases his child's level of risk by almost 50%
ASH suggests that readers bring this new information to the attention of any young couples they know.
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