November 8, 2009 - Smoking is still the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. Current or former cigarette smokers make up approximately 90% of patients with lung cancer. Lung cancer accounts for approximately 32% of cancer deaths in men and 25% in women. Of the 180,000 people diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States alone each year, 86% will die within 5 years of diagnosis. (Quit Smoking Stop - Lung Cancer - Smoking Related Facts)
More information from the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention..
November 19, 2009 -Great American Smokeout.. Great American Health Challenge.. To help raise awareness about smoking cessation, the American Cancer Society has scheduled the 28th annual Great American Smokeout for Thursday, November 19, to encourage smokers to quit for a day in hopes that some will quit for a lifetime.
Listing of lung cancer awareness and education events.