This video presents a news segment about individuals with a family member whose cigarette smoking led to a cancer diagnosis.
- The risk of developing lung cancer is about 23 times higher among men who smoke cigarettes and about 13 times higher among women who smoke cigarettes compared with never smokers.
- Cigarette smoking increases the risk for many types of cancer, including cancers of the lip, oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, pancreas, larynx (voice box), lung, uterine cervix, urinary bladder, and kidney.
- Rates of cancers related to cigarette smoking vary widely among members of racial/ethnic groups but are highest among African-American men.
Highlights from the 2004 Surgeon General's Report
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