BHE433 M4 Case Smoking and Lung Cancer Revision

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Smoking 1 Smoking and Lung Cancer Pamela Roberson TUI University
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Smoking 2 Smoking and Lung Cancer Introduction Lung cancerous disease is the most widespread origin of death from cancerous disease in the world. The total number of cases is estimated to be 1.2 million annually and is currently increasing. The foremost cause of lung cancerous disease is tobacco smoking, primarily of cigarettes. In populations with prolonged cigarette use, the proportion of lung cancer cases attributable to cigarette smoking reaches 90 percent (Spitalnic, 2006). The length of fuming is the strongest determinant of lung cancerous disease in smokers. Early onset of smoking and a prolonged period of smoking in adulthood are the greatest indicators of the likelihood of developing lung cancer. Risk of lung cancer also increases in proportion to the numbers of cigarettes smoked (See, 2007). Discussion Different investigations have shown that 85 to 95 per hundred of lung cancers are smoking-related, encompassing those initiated by
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course BHE 433 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '10 term at Trident Technical College.

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