"The Health Consequences of Smoking: Cancer," overview of a report of the Surgeon General.

@article{Koop1982TheHC,
  title={"The Health Consequences of Smoking: Cancer," overview of a report of the Surgeon General.},
  author={C. Everett Koop and J Luoto},
  journal={Public health reports},
  year={1982},
  volume={97 4},
  pages={318-24}
}
Cancer is the second most frequent cause of death in this country. Unlike deaths from other major diseases, cancer deaths have continued to increase in the last several decades, because of the rise in cancer deaths attributable to cigarette smoking, and in particular, to the risk in deaths from lung cancer. The total number of cancer deaths attributable to smoking is shown in table 4. Off 401,000 such deaths observed in 1978, a total of 122,000 or 30 percent may be attributed to smoking. These… CONTINUE READING

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