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It’s working: Lung cancer rates have gone down in communities with strong smoking laws, study results reveal

Imposing strong smoke-free workplace laws may lead to a significant decline in lung cancer rates, according to a study published in the journal Cancer. A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky has examined how smoke-free laws affect lung cancer prevalence across the state as part of the study. Data show that Kentucky has more cases of lung cancer than any other state. Likewise, the state has a lung cancer mortality rate that is 50 percent higher compared with the national average. The researchers explain that environmental factors, smoking, and secondhand smoke exposure contribute to the onset of lung cancer.  Read more...


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