Increasing Lung Cancer Death Rates Among Young Women in Southern and Midwestern States

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In this article by Jemal, Ma, Rosenberg, Siegel and Anderson discuss how lung cancer death rates among young women is increasing in Southern and Midwestern States in the United States. They utilized age-specific lung cancer death rates from 1973-2007 by year of death and birth in...

Lung cancer mortality is elevated in coal-mining areas of Appalachia

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Hendryx, O’Donnell, and Horn in their article look at whether the increased rates of lung cancer mortalities in Appalachia were due only to smoking, poverty, education, and other demographics or if living in heavy coal-mining areas had something to do with contributing to lung...

Lung Cancer Risk Among Smokers of Menthol Cigarettes

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Blot, Cohen, Aldrich, McLaughlin, Hargreaves, Signorello in their article discuss the risk of lung cancer among menthol cigarette smokers in the United States. They mention how individuals who smoke menthol cigarettes can find it harder to quit them especially among the African...

Estimating Smoking–Attributable Mortality in the United States

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Fenelon and Preston discuss how smoking cigarettes has caused a great deal of premature deaths in the United States. The objective of the authors was to provide more accurate estimates of how smoking effects life expectancy of adults in the United States for the year 2004. They...

Ethnic and Racial Differences in the Smoking-Related Risk of Lung Cancer

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Haiman, Stram, Wilkens, Pike, Kolonel, Henderson, Marchand discuss the different incidence rates observed among blacks, Native Hawaiians, other Polynesians, Japanese Americans, Hispanics, and whites for risk of lung cancer caused by smoking cigarettes among men and women. The...
This cancer survivor smokes a cigarette on his boat in Newport Beach. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

Even cancer isn’t enough to get many smokers to quit, study finds

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There’s nothing like a serious health scare to convince smokers to kick the habit, but new research finds that nearly 1 in 10 cancer survivors is still smoking nine years after their diagnosis. The 9.3% smoking rate among American cancer survivors is about half as high a...

CDC director explains what he hates about electronic cigarettes

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Of all the threats to Americans’ health — a list that includes bird flu, measles and West Nile virus — few get Dr. Tom Frieden as riled up as electronic cigarettes. As director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Frieden has a ready-made platform for...