MORE than 80% of people in Scotland do not know of any link between smoking and six different cancers, a study has found.
Cancer Research UK, which carried out the poll, said the findings showed a "shocking" level of ignorance on the subject – despite the fact one-quarter of people north of the Border are smokers.
When asked to name cancers linked to smoking, more than six in 10 Scots interviewed knew it caused cancers of the lung, mouth (oral) and throat (larynx and oesophagus). But fewer than 25% knew tobacco was linked to leukaemia and cancers of the liver, pancreas, bowel (colorectum), kidney, bladder, cervix and ovary.
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