This broadcast discusses tobacco use, the leading preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Created: 9/5/2008 by MMWR.
Date Released: 9/25/2008. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Kick the Habit
Surveillance for Cancers Associated with Tobacco Use — United States, 1999–2004
September 25, 2008
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC — safer, healthier people.
The solution seems so simple: stop smoking and live longer and healthier. After all, tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. During a recent six-year study, more than 2.4 million cases of tobacco-related cancer were diagnosed in the U.S. Tobacco use is directly linked to cancers, including lung, esophageal, stomach, kidney, bladder, and cervical.
If you’re hooked on tobacco, get help from your physician and support from your family and friends to kick the habit and add more years to your life.
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