Smoking Brit Women Over 60 At High Risk of Lung Cancer

by VR Sreeraman on  March 8, 2011 at 8:24 AM Women Health News
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A survey has found that lung cancer is on the rise among British women aged over 60, and that smoking is to be blamed for it.
 Smoking Brit Women Over 60 At High Risk of Lung Cancer
Smoking Brit Women Over 60 At High Risk of Lung Cancer

The new figures, released ahead of No Smoking Day, showed that between 1975 and 2008, the numbers diagnosed with the disease jumped from almost 5,700 to more than 15,100.

For women aged over 80 the number of cases leaped from 800 in 1975 to more than 4,700 in 2008.

"Around nine in 10 cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking and one in five people still smoke," the Daily Express quoted Jean King, director of tobacco control at Cancer Research UK, as saying.

"So it's vital that work continues to support smokers to quit and protect young people from being recruited into an addiction that kills half of all long-term smokers," King added.

Source: ANI

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