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Is Smoking the Only Cause of Lung Cancer?

Is lung cancer more of a problem in the Latino population than in other populations?
Are Latino men or women more at risk for acquiring lung cancer?
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A shocking 90% of lung cancers are caused by cigarette smoking. Clearly a cigarette is not just a harmless way to relieve stress or for youth to look cool. "A cigarette is a euphemism for a cleverly crafted product that delivers just the right amount of nicotine to keep its users addicted for life before killing the person." 87% of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. were the result of smoking.

You are still at risk of getting lung cancer even after you quit smoking. The chances decrease over time,but the negative effects can remain for up to 9 years. There are 50 million smokers in the United States and 50 ex-smokers in the United States. The negative effects remain for up to nine years, and the risk of acquiring lung cancer still exists.


Lung Cancer is not the only disease caused by smoking.

Other diseases may occur; such as mouth cancer, tongue cancer, throat cancer, larynx, esophagus, pancreas, bladder, and kidney coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, gangrene of legs, and stroke.

Your life is at risk if you are a smoker!!

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This site was created by Chad Day in fulfillment of requirements for the course CSS 335: Latino Health Issues taught by Dr. Szkupinski Quiroga at Arizona State University, Spring 2005.