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Lecture 13: Cigarette Smoking and Cancer Biology of Cancer and AIDS
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http://starbulletin.com/2007/01/07/editorial/special.html
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Peter Jennings , 67, anchor and senior editor of ABC's "World News Tonight, lung cancer Babe Ruth , 53, baseball player, oral cancer Nat King Cole , 45, singer, lung cancer http://www.tbkusa.com/index.htm John Wayne, 72, Johnny Carson, 79, Late Night Host, Emphysema Walt Disney, 65, Lung Cancer
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The Smoking Problem More than 1.2 billion people in the world are daily smokers In the United States, an estimated 25.5 million men (24.1 percent) and 21.5 million women (19.2 percent) are smokers About 170,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with lung cancer each year Lung cancer is responsible for more cancer deaths than colorectal, breast and prostate cancers combined.
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http://www.lungancer.org/patients/lc_101/lc_101_about.htm Lung Cancer : Comparative Mortality http://www.scientificpsychic.com/health/stop-smoking.html
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Surgeon General Conclusions In 1988, the US Surgeon General concluded the following: Cigarettes and other forms of tobacco are addicting. Nicotine is the drug in tobacco that causes addiction. The pharmacologic and behavioral processes that determine tobacco addiction are similar to those that determine addiction to drugs such as heroin and cocaine. 1964 Surgeon General
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1964 Surgeon Generals Report Smoking and Health
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The Facts Cigarette smoking causes 90% of lung cancer deaths and is responsible for most cancers of the larynx , oral cavity , pharynx , esophagus , and bladder . Second-hand smoke is responsible for ~ 3,000 lung cancer
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