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Smoking and Tobacco

How many people die of lung cancer each year?

09/23/1998

Question:

HOW ,MANY PEOPLE DIE OF LUNG CANCER EACH YEAR

Answer:

About 140,000 people in the US die each year from lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women. Cigarette smoking is responsible for over 85% of lung cancers.

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Response by:

Jerry   Friemoth, MD Jerry Friemoth, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati