When is the last time you saw an elephant smoke? JAMA paper by Abegglen et al about cancer risk in elephants and humans

“Most human cancers…are associated with lifestyles that are not found among animals such as smoking reproductive dietary and sun-soaking habits. These behaviors are relatively recently acquired by humans over a few hundred years and the risks they impart far exceed prior and otherwise effective cancer suppressor mechanisms that were inherited from primate ancestors” the editorialists write. “When is the last time you saw an elephant smoke?” Dr Greaves asked;Medscape Medical News. Link to original article in JAMA:;Potential Mechanisms for Cancer Resistance in Elephants and Comparative Cellular Response to DNA Damage in Humans -;http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2456041 Link to editorial: “Evolutionary Adaptations to Risk of CancerEvidence From Cancer Resistance in Elephants” – jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2456040; Link to Medscape article:;http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/852363?nlid=890241842;src=wnleditmedpwir;uac=17651BN;spon=17;impID=857264;faf=1#vp3