One in 10 Cancer Survivors Still Smoke Years Later, Study Finds

August 13th, 2014

Almost 10 percent of people who survive cancer are still smoking a decade later, a new study from the American Cancer Society shows. Experts said the findings, reported online Aug. 6 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, show that some cancer survivors need ongoing help with kicking the smoking habit. The study also underscores how tough it can be to quit tobacco, said Dr. Norman Edelman, senior medical advisor to the American Lung Association.

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