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Good News! Cancer Deaths Down in the US

In these days of economic turmoil, where the markets seem to plunge everyday, I thought I would share some good news with you that involves declining rates. I am talking about the steady decline in cancer deaths in the US. Since 2002, the overall rate of deaths due to cancer has decreased at a rate of 1.8 percent fewer cases annually. Rates for new cases of cancer are declining too. Yay!

The number crunchers behind these statistics credit the declining cancer rates to decreases in the number of people smoking. It is a public health victory! The combined elements of higher cigarette taxes, smoking bans in public places, as well as smoking cessation and educational programs have helped the US begin to really kick the nicotine habit.

If you smoke, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health. You can add 10 to 15 years to your life by giving up smoking. This is one situation where it is great to be a quitter. New Year's resolutions are just around the corner, and if you have been contemplating giving up the habit, let me remind you that there are plenty of reasons to quit smoking and many things to help.

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heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
Every little bit counts. And I am glad that there is no smoking in bars now. I went in a smoking one the other night and the stench was really bad!
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
1.8 percent? That doesn't seem like much.
Marlovestar Marlovestar 8 years
They are in the process of passing similar laws here in Greece for 2010. It will be a rather difficult process (more so then it was in the U.S.)however it will a step in the right direction.
Marlovestar Marlovestar 8 years
They are in the process of passing similar laws here in Greece for 2010. It will be a rather difficult process (more so then it was in the U.S.)however it will a step in the right direction.
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