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Stacking the pack against smoking: ECH study assesses lung-cancer risk
Los Altos Town Crier

For 33 years, Jennifer Martin smoked a pack of cigarettes each day and didn’t think twice about lighting up the stick that comes in a pack with nasty pictures and a dire warning to smokers of the havoc tobacco can wreak on human health. Working at El Camino Hospital’s nonsmoking campus in Mountain View didn’t make her think twice, either. Until three years ago.

Experiencing a deep heaviness in her chest, Martin suspected she had pneumonia and needed to get to a hospital.