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Smoking The Most Common Cause Of Lung Cancer Lung cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in men and the third most commonly occurring cancer in women. There were two million new cases in 2018. The top 25 countries with the highest incidence of lung cancer in 2018 are listed below. Age-standardized rates are used in the […]

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Tobacco Kills Millions Every Year Tobacco is the only legal drug that kills many of its users when used exactly as intended by manufacturers. WHO has estimated that tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) is currently responsible for the death of about six million people across the world each year with many of these deaths occurring […]

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Lung Cancer Dropping Among Young Men In a reversal of historical patterns, lung cancer is now more common among young U.S. women than men, a new study finds. The good news, researchers found, is that over the past two decades, lung cancer rates among 35- to 54-year-old Americans have dropped across the board. But the […]

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Smoking Causes 80 Percent Of Lung Cancer Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer. In the United States, cigarette smoking is linked to about 80 percent to 90 percent of lung cancers. Using other tobacco products such as cigars or pipes also increases the risk for lung cancer. Tobacco smoke is […]

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Respiratory Disease, Heart Disease Also Killing Thousands Annually Cigarette smoking causes thousands of cancer deaths each year just in the U.S., but it’s taking a savage toll in several Southern states. A new report calls for increased tobacco control to stop the deception and carnage. The proportion of cancer deaths attributable to cigarette smoking varies […]

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Government Has Responsibility To Prevent Tobacco Deception Eight public health and medical groups, and several individual pediatricians, today filed suit in federal court in Boston to force the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a final rule requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising for tobacco products, as mandated by a 2009 […]

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Big Tobacco Still Hiding The Truth Ten years ago, on Aug. 17, 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler issued a landmark judgment that the major U.S. tobacco companies had violated civil racketeering laws and defrauded the American people by lying for decades about the health risks of smoking and their marketing to children. In a […]

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Family Steps To The Plate For Justice The family of deceased Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn said Tuesday that the San Diego Padres great’s tobacco addiction was partially the result of a vast marketing campaign in the 1970s, and that Gwynn would be “relieved to know that his death was a catalyst for getting dip […]

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Germans Confirmed That Smoking Caused Cancer One of the most compelling pieces of work demonstrating the twisted collusion between highly respected scientists and top tobacco execs, Merchants of Doubt, reveals that the science was in on cigarettes long before Americans were privy to it. In fact, German scientists understood smoking caused cancer as early as […]

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Secondhand Smoke Hazardous To Everyone Although most middle and high school students in the United States have never used tobacco, almost half of this group of never-smokers has been exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings come from the 2013 CDC National Youth Tobacco […]

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