CDC’s latest journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report has found that lung cancer rates are declining in both men and women.
According to the report released last Friday, new cases of lung malignancies fell by 2.2% per year on average for women between 2006 and 2008.
New cases in men fell by an average of 1.4% per year between 1999 and 2006 but that accelerated to a drop of nearly 3% per year by 2006-2008.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas R. Freiden believes further investment in anti-tobacco efforts will continue this trend, saying:
“Although lung cancer among men and women has decreased over the past few years, too many people continue to get sick and die from lung cancers, most of which are caused by smoking. The more we invest in proven tobacco control efforts, the fewer people will die from lung cancer.”
We're so on board with that. Do your lungs and life a favor by quitting tobacco today!
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