African-American men have the highest rates of lung cancer in the U.S. There’s no safe way to smoke. It’s never too late to quit. Your risk for lung cancer goes down when you quit, no matter how old you are or how long you have smoked.
Cigarette smoking is the #1 cause of lung cancer. It is linked to 80% to 90% of all lung cancers. Quitting smoking at any age can lower the risk of lung cancer. There are resources and support for all lung cancer survivors.