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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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Book Id: WPLBN0000025040
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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
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

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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