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US Smoking Rates Drop to Historic Lows: CDC

US Smoking Rates Drop to Historic Lows: CDC

Jan 17, – Less than 20 percent of Americans still smoke cigarettes — a breakthrough called a “milestone” Thursday by federal health officials. Following years of smoking rates that had hovered around 20 percent, that number finally dropped to 18.1 percent in 2012, statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. “This […]

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Study finds: Highest-Risk Smokers Benefit Most From CT Scan Screening

Study finds: Highest-Risk Smokers Benefit Most From CT Scan Screening

July 18, – For medical groups considering developing lung cancer screening guidelines, this study should provide a way to refine recommendations based on who benefits most, Katki said. Using low-dose CT scans to screen for lung cancer could prevent many deaths among those at highest risk, a new study suggests. But only a few deaths […]

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