Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 18th, 1995
Such deaths increased from 26 per 100,000 to 155 per 100,000, said one of the researchers, Dr. Michael J. Thun of the American Cancer Society. During the same period, the rate nearly doubled in men who smoke, from 187 to 341.
There was no increase in nonsmokers.
Lung cancer has now surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of smoking-related deaths among white middle-class smokers in the United States, Thun said.
The study, by Thun and colleagues at the Emory University School of Public Health,...
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