Waiters often die from lung cancer

Waiters and drivers frequently die from lung cancer than men with other occupations. According to research among men between 30 and 59 years in Belgium. The waiters seem even 3.2 times more likely to die from lung cancer than average.

In contrast, college professors four times less likely to die from lung cancer.
"Maybe it has to do with the possibility that during the day job you have to smoke," suggests Patrick Deboosere researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Saturday in the Flemish newspaper De Morgen.

Or passive smokers, he says the cause of 80 to 90 percent of the fatal cases of lung cancer. The study is based on deaths in the late nineties, so even before the smoking ban in restaurants.