Maggie Klee | November 22, 2016
Lung cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer for both men and women―it is responsible for about 30 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, the country recognizes November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month to focus on learning about and preventing lung cancer. Thankfully, we know the major cause of lung cancer cases―tobacco use. This month, help a loved one quit smoking, or, if you smoke, make the choice to quit for good.
Here are some tips to help you (or your loved one) finally kick the habit:
Smoking causes about 90 percent of lung cancer cases, and this includes cigars and hookah. Hookah, in particular, is often mistaken as a safer form of tobacco smoking, but this is a myth! Smoking cigars and hookah have the same health consequences as traditional cigarettes and, like smoking cigarettes, can cause many cancers, including lung, cervical, colorectal, oral, throat, esophagus, liver and bladder.
This month, make the choice to finally quit smoking all tobacco products or help a loved one quit. To learn more about lung cancer prevention and screening, click here.