Smoking and Lung Cancer

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A May 16, 2005 article by Jaine Andrews on the site of South Dakota's Keloland-TV refers to ACSH in the course of putting Peter Jennings' lung cancer into prespective:

According to the American Council on Science and Health, cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in America today, accounting for 450-thousand premature deaths. Nearly 160-thousand new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed each year, which means that on any given day, 460 other Americans get the same bad news as Mr. Jennings. And like his, just over 90-percent of all lung cancers are linked with cigarette smoking. In fact, before cigarette smoking became popular around World War I, lung cancer was an exceedingly rare disease.