Is this how smokers get lung cancer?

So when a smoker inhales all the teratagons and carcinogens the cells get infected or die right? So if the cells do get infected the only way a cell can be produced is either by cell division or from a stem cell. So soon as one cell is infected it will multiply into millions of infected cells causing cancer? Or is... show more So when a smoker inhales all the teratagons and carcinogens the cells get infected or die right? So if the cells do get infected the only way a cell can be produced is either by cell division or from a stem cell. So soon as one cell is infected it will multiply into millions of infected cells causing cancer? Or is there something conpletely different that happens?
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