While adult smoking rates in the general population were cut in half between 1965 and 2004, the ratio of heavy and dependent smokers who meet the psychiatric definition of "nicotine dependence" is steadily rising.
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Each year, 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer and more than 150,000 die from the disease -- more than from any other type of cancer.
Michelle Graff-Radford was 47 the first time she was diagnosed with lung cancer.
The diagnosis stunned her. A non-smoker who taught 10 yoga and fit...
As for our family, we don't question why lung cancer happens and why it happened to ours. What we don't understand is why we are not much further along in the fight against this awful disease.
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