To­bacco

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To­bacco use is a known risk fac­tor for 15 types of can­cer. De­creased to­bacco use has re­duced can­cer deaths among men by at least 40% from 1993 to 2003. Although much has been ac­com­plished, a con­sid­er­able amount of work re­mains to be done. In 1964, 42.4% of adults in the United States smoked. Now, the CDC re­ports that 21.5% of adults in the United States are smok­ers, and 17.5% of adults are daily smok­ers. About 4 out of 10 smok­ers (42.4%) at­tempted to quit smok­ing

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