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A newly published study links HPV to lung cancer. Dr. Arash Rezazadeh from the University of Louisville says HPV was found in six out of 23 lung cancer samples. In one case, cervical cancer had spread to the lungs. All of the samples came from smokers, and authors of the study said smoking remains the most important factor in the development of lung cancer. But the researchers believe that HPV is a co-carcinogen. Of course, conservatives still don't want kids to be vaccinated against HPV: Kimberly Martinez, executive director of the Abstinence Clearinghouse says: "If you give kids the vaccine, you're giving them a license to go have sex. It's like if you teach a kid to use a condom, you know what they're going to do with it." [ABC News]