and since your so keen on using the surgeon general stats here are some for smoking
The 2004 Surgeon General's report newly identifies other cancers caused by smoking, including cancers of the stomach, cervix, kidney, and pancreas
and acute myeloid leukemia.
The 2004 Surgeon General's report adds more evidence to previous conclusions that smoking causes cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx,
esophagus, lung and bladder.
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Cancer is the second leading cause of death and was among the first diseases causally linked to smoking.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, and cigarette smoking causes most cases.
Compared to nonsmokers, men who smoke are about 23 times more likely to develop lung cancer and women who smoke are about 13 times more likely.
Smoking causes about 90% of lung cancer deaths in men and almost 80% in women.
Cancer-causing agents (carcinogens) in tobacco smoke damage important genes that control the growth of cells, causing them to grow abnormally or to
reproduce too rapidly.
Cigarette smoking is a major cause of esophageal cancer in the United States. Reductions in smoking and smokeless tobacco use could prevent many of
the approximately 12,300 new cases and 12,100 deaths from esophgeal cancer that occur annually.
The combination of smoking and alcohol consumption causes most laryngeal cancer cases. In 2003, an estimated 3800 deaths occurred from laryngeal
In 2003, an estimated 57,400 new cases of bladder cancer were diagnosed and an estimated 12,500 died from the disease.
For smoking-attributable cancers, the risk generally increases with the number of cigarettes smoked and the number of years of smoking, and generally
decreases after quitting completely.
Smoking cigarettes that have a lower yield of tar does not substantially reduce the risk for lung cancer.
Cigarette smoking increases the risk of developing mouth cancers. This risk also increases among people who smoke pipes and cigars.
Reductions in the number of people who smoke cigarettes, pipes, cigars, and other tobacco products or use smokeless tobacco could prevent most of the
estimated 30,200 new cases and 7,800 deaths from oral cavity and pharynx cancers annually in the United States.
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