Women are Kicking The Habit, Lung Cancer Rates Down

MH900442437Approximately 90 per cent of lung cancer cases are attributed to smoking. Cigarettes contain over 4,000 toxic chemicals and more than 40 known carcinogens. It stands to reason that most lung cancer cases are caused by smoking tobacco cigarettes given their toxicity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, September 15, 2011, that during the years 2006-2008, the lung cancer rates amongst women dropped 2 per cent nationally. Interestingly, however, the number of new cancer cases reported in the western states including California and Nevada fell as much as 4 per cent during the same time period.

For men, the West provided the same average decrease in new lung cancer cases of 4 per cent. Maybe the West has something going with their heavy regulations and bans that stretch beyond public space into vehicles and multifamily housing units.

According to the American Cancer Society, 150,000 Americans will die as a result of lung cancer this year. Sadly, 100 years ago, this form of cancer was a rarity. It takes years for lung cancer to develop in smokers, but in as few as five years after a large decline in smoking, the rates of lung cancer also drop. In the West, smoking rates are below 19 per cent in California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Arizona.

According to researchers factors considered to decrease the number of people smoking include higher taxes, comprehensive smoking bans, and well-funded programs aimed at cessation and prevention.

Over the past twenty years, lung cancer overtook breast cancer and became the number one cancer killer of women. This is a horrific development that we have begun to turn around. ~ Dr. Tim McAfee, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health.

For men and women alike, it is imperative that they eliminate thousands of chemical from their lives and end tobacco use forever.

Recently, Emma Ramshaw, a customer of The Safecig posted on our Facebook wall,

I’m still 100% tobacco free after nearly a month – and loving it!! I can now run up a near vertical hill as part of my fitness training. A month ago I was still struggling to walk even half way up. I can now run 2 1/2 miles without stopping, whereas a month ago I couldn’t manage 1/4 a mile without having to walk it. Now, if that’s not proof that The Safecig can change your life, I don’t know what is.

Quit or find an alternative that changes your life! You, too, could be like Emma and running miles without the ill effects of smoking.

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