Despite Declining Smoking Rates, Cancer Deaths Continue
A new study by the American Cancer Society found smoking is causing the same percentage of cancer deaths it was 30 years ago.By Madison Burke | December 10, 2014
Despite public information campaigns and declining smoking rates, a study by the American Cancer Society found cigarettes continue to cause about 30 percent of all cancer-related deaths in the country.
The study found about three out of 10 cancer-related deaths are caused by smoking. A study done 30 years ago came to similar conclusions. (Video via CNN)
To get this stat, researchers looked at 2010 National Health Interview Survey data on smoking rates and the portion of cancer deaths caused by smoking.