A study of statistical trends in lung cancer mortality nationwide and in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan and an examination of previous efforts to control such cancer and their current status
- Y Fujita, K Inoue, N Seki, T Iwamoto, K. Eguchi
- Int Med J
A study of annual trends in the number of deaths and mortality rate in Japan found that lung cancer is one of the most frequent causes of death (1). Lung cancer is clearly associated with cigarette smoking (2). Thus, this paper reviews reports on the importance of measures to stop smoking as part of lung cancer control measures in Japan and it discusses how these findings can be linked to more specific preventive measures.