Smoking Boosts Cancer Mortality Rate: American Cancer Society Study

A report by the American Cancer Society, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, finds smoking significantly increases the risk of cancer-related death.

lysis by researchers at the American Cancer Society found that half of cancer-related deaths in individuals >35 years of age were linked to smoking. The study evaluated 12 cancers and found t

A retrospective anahat in 2011, 346,000 individuals died from these cancers. Further, 168,000 of these deaths were associated with smoking, and nearly 80% were due to cancers of the lungs, trachea, or bronchus. Other cancers that saw a rise in smoking-related deaths included those of the oral cavity, esophagus, uriniary bladder, colon, kidney, liver, pancreas, stomach, and cervix.

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