The dangers of smoking
John Campbell Senior lecturer in Nursing Studies, St Martin’s College, Carlisle
In the USA, some individuals are taking the giants of the tobacco industry to court and winning. Last month, Patricia Henley, 53, a lifelong smoker suffering from inoperable lung cancer won $51 million dollars (£31.7m) from Philip Morris, makers of Marlboro. This article explores recent research into the damage caused by smoking – of which lung cancer is only one part.
Nursing Standard. 13, 28,45-48. doi: 10.7748/ns1999.03.13.28.45.c7507
Published in print: 31 March 1999