Lifelines 2 - African Americans, Tobacco, and Cancer
NARRATOR: This is Lifelines, from NIH Radio.
Fagan: I’m Dr. Pebbles Fagan. We want you to get the facts about tobacco and cancer. Cigarette smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, resulting in an estimated 1 out of every 5 deaths each year. In addition, smoke from tobacco is the main cause of lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women. Mortaliy rates for lung cancer are highest among African American males. It is never too late to quit. If you or someone you know wants help with giving up tobacco, please call the National Cancer Institute’s Smoking Quitline toll-free at 1-877-44U-QUIT. That’s 1877-448-7848.
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