Prepared for Ify A. | Delivered October 12, 2020
Lung Cancer/Lung Health and Heavy Smoking
To provide facts and figures surrounding the correlation between lung cancer/lung health and heavy smoking. This research will inform a discussion around the positioning of a lung health product targeting a specific group.
Smoking and Lung Cancer
Cigarette smoking is the
leading risk factor
for lung cancer.
In the U.S., cigarette smoking is linked to
80% to 90%
of cancer deaths.
Tobacco smoke is a mixture of more than
, of which
at least 70
cause cancer in humans.
People who smoke cigarettes are "
15 to 30 times
more likely to get lung cancer or die from lung cancer" compared to people who do not smoke.
The more cigarettes that are smoked each day and
the more years
a person smokes, the higher the risk of getting cancer. This means that the risk of lung cancer increases with the number of cigarettes that are smoked each day and the
number of years
that one has smoked. Quitting at any age lowers the risk of developing lung cancer.
Heavy smoking refers to a smoking history of
30 pack-years or above
. One pack-year is an average of one cigarette pack every day for one year.
of deaths in women due to lung cancer and
of deaths in men due to lung cancer are a result of smoking.
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