Study Links 2.4 Million Cancer Cases In U.S. To Tobacco

September 6, 2008

A new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked 2.4 million cancer cases in the U.S. to tobacco.........Washington (ChattahBox) – A new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked 2.4 million cancer cases in the U.S. to tobacco.

The CDC has linked 2.4 million cancer cases in the U.S. from 1999 to 2004 to tobacco use.

The report looked at over 90% of the population in the U.S. and was released in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Lead author Sherri Steward of the CDC stated that the report provides “strong evidence of the serious harm related to tobacco.”

Tobacco use was linked to the development of lung and laryngeal cancer most commonly.

The other cancers it caused included kidney, stomach, pancreatice, lung, bronchial, paryngeal, oral cavity, esophageal, renal pelvis, and others.


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