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Progress in Chronic Disease Prevention

The following two articles focus on different aspects of lung cancer. The first, which is part of the series of Chronic Disease Reports, discusses lung cancer mortality for 1986 and is based on mortality data from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics for the total U.S. population. The second reports on lung cancer incidence and trends from 1973 to 1986 and is based on data from the nine sites of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The editorial note discusses some of these findings and current NCI efforts to alter smoking behavior.

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