The American Academy of Dermatology’s recently released an article stating that a study has shown smoking is “associated with a 52 percent increased risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma skin cancer.” This is another reason why dermatologists recommend that every adult receive a full body skin exam every year. This particular type of cancer,Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma, is a non melenoma skin cancer. Early lesions found are much easier to treat than larger, neglected ones.