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great american smokeout: quitting smoking could prevent 6 million cancer deaths

Since cancer deaths from tobacco started declining—in 1990 for men and 1995 for women—more than 1 million deaths have been avoided... For today’s Great American Smokeout, the American Cancer Society’s annual event that encourages smokers to make a plan t
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 19, 2016 18:55
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Dr. Jonathan M. Samet Receives 2016 Fries Prize for Improving Health

He is recognized for his research on the health risks of inhaled pollutants—particles and ozone in outdoor air and indoor pollutants including secondhand smoke and radon—and his significant contributions to improve the environment.
PR Newswire
added Nov 19, 2016 17:39
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Potentially Preventable Deaths Among the Five Leading Causes of Death — United States, 2010 and 2014

Mortality from tobacco-related causes has decreased in conjunction with national decreases in tobacco use across the United States, but an estimated 40 million adults (16.8%) smoked in 2014 (8). Implementation of evidence-based tobacco control interventio
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 19, 2016 01:53
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Fewer 'Nails in the Coffin' as Smoking Rate Declines

More than a million tobacco-related deaths were prevented over the past 25 years. But there is still plenty of work to do, CDC director Tom Frieden, MD, said Thursday. After years of steady decline in the smoking rate, only 15% of U.S. residents are smo
MedPage Today
added Nov 11, 2016 20:41
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CDC Reports: U.S. Has Cut Number of Smokers by 8.6 Million since 2005, But Smoking Is Still Huge Problem and Causes 30 Percent of Cancer Deaths

Our progress in reducing smoking is no accident. It stems directly from implementing proven strategies to reduce tobacco use. Smoking declines has accelerated since 2009 as a result of a stepped-up national effort, including: A 62-cent increase in the fe
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 10, 2016 21:41
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Fewer in U.S. Smoke, But Smoking's Death Toll Continues

cigarette smoking dropped from 21 percent of U.S. adults (45 million) in 2005 to 15 percent (37 million) in 2015. But in a Thursday media briefing, CDC officials also stressed that as many as 40 percent of cancers may be related to tobacco use. "Althoug
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 10, 2016 21:40
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Smoking declines dramatically but linked to 40 percent of cancer cases

In a pair of good news/bad news reports, the federal government said Thursday that cigarette smoking among adult Americans continues to decline sharply but that 40 percent of all cancer diagnoses now are linked to tobacco use. Those malignancies go beyon
Washington Post
added Nov 10, 2016 21:38
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Cigarette Smoking In The U.S. Continues To Fall

The number of cigarette smokers in the United States has dropped by 8.6 million since 2005 — and that fall could be accelerated by a tobacco tax just passed in California. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says smoking rates have fallen fro
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Nov 10, 2016 21:35
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Vital Signs: Disparities in Tobacco-Related Cancer Incidence and Mortality — United States, 2004–2013

• Tobacco use causes at least 12 types of cancer. • Thirty percent of cancer deaths are caused by cigarette smoking. • Tobacco-related cancer incidence rates decreased significantly in 44 states. • Disparities in tobacco-related cancer persist among c
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 10, 2016 21:33
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Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2005–2015

What is added by this report? The proportion of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes declined from 20.9% in 2005 (45.1 million smokers) to 15.1% in 2015 (36.5 million smokers), and the proportion of daily smokers declined from 16.9% to 11.4%. However, dispar
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 10, 2016 21:31
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