CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report – What can be done to help prevent smokers and nonsmokers from getting more than 12 cancers associated with tobacco use and secondhand smoke?
Embargoed until: Thursday, November 10, 2016, 1:00 PM ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths. Cancers linked to tobacco use make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed. According to this new CDC Vital Signs report, more than 1 million tobacco-related cancer deaths have been avoided since 1990. However, not all states or all people have seen the same benefits.
CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.
Thursday, November 10, at 12 p.m. ET
PASSCODE: CDC Media
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