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The Surgeon General's Report on the Health Consequences of Smoking

By Department of Health and Human Services

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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: The Surgeon General's Report on the Health Consequences of Smoking  
Author: Department of Health and Human Services
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Medical research, Medical reports
Collections: Medical Library Collection
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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Health And Human Services, D. O. (n.d.). The Surgeon General's Report on the Health Consequences of Smoking. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Cancer is the second leading cause of death and was among the first diseases causally linked to smoking. (p. 39) -- Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, and cigarette smoking causes most cases. (p. 61) -- Compared to nonsmokers, men who smoke are about 23 times more likely to develop lung cancer and women who smoke are about 13 times more likely. Smoking causes about 90% of lung cancer deaths in men and almost 80% in women. (p. 39) -- In 2003, an estimated 171,900 new cases of lung cancer occurred and approximately 157,200 people died from lung cancer. (p. 42)...

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