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lung cancer

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During the second half of the 20th century, this was the most common killing cancer among men in many Western industrial nations (United States, United Kingdom, Europe), and in the last 2 decades of the 20th century it achieved this unwelcome status also among women, during a period in which the lung cancer death rate had begun to decline among men. These rates and trends reflect the influence of the principal risk factor: cigarette smoking.

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