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Tobacco smoking is the main cause of lung cancer. Tiny, hairlike cilia line the respiratory tract and help protect the lungs from chemicals. Smoking eventually destroys their ability to do this. It is the chemicals present in the smoke, however, that cause cancer.
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Noun1.lung cancer - carcinoma of the lungslung cancer - carcinoma of the lungs; one of the commonest forms of cancer
carcinoma - any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
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