Women and smoking

June 1, 2001

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Women and smoking

By Jeanne Sabatie, Production Editor

Smoking-related deaths among women have more than doubled since 1965. Lung cancer in women has increased an estimated 600 percent since 1950—now surpassing breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Since 1980, nearly three million U.S. women have died prema-turely from smoking, and women account for 39 percent of all smoking-related deaths each year. These were findings presented in Women and Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General-2001, released in March. The full report is on the CDC's web site: www.cdc.gov/tobacco.

 



Jeanne Sabatie. Women and smoking.

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