State must boost smoking cessation efforts

May 4, 2009

Did you know more women die from lung cancer than any other form of cancer, including breast cancer? Each year more than 150,000 women die from illnesses related to smoking — a silent deadly killer and the most preventable cause of premature death in this country. The vast majority of lung cancer deaths are a result of smoking, either past or present. Although many more women are diagnosed with breast cancer, many more will die of lung cancer because breast cancer is more treatable and preventable.

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