Women's lung cancer deaths up in South and Midwest
June 26, 2012 - Natasja Sheriff - Reuters/Chicago Tribune
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite falling lung cancer rates across the U.S. in the past decade, researchers report that deaths from the disease are steady or rising among middle-aged women in southern and Midwestern states.
The findings, published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, point to a need for more aggressive policies and strategies for reducing smoking by a new generation of men and women, in all U.S. states.
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The bottom line: I have always heard - and sensed - that there is a direct link between income, education and how likely someone is to smoke.
Head to any nice suburb and the only people that you are likely to see smoking are teenage girls. Pattie and I moved to Florida a few years back after "stealing" one of the foreclosure homes your read about. But it is in a more working class neighborhood than I grew up in.
It seems like EVERYONE SMOKES!
Too bad that those who can least afford it engage in such an unhealthy, expensive habit.
Feel good, keep smiling and please don't smoke! Pat