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from The Huffington Post

Rates Of This Disease Much Higher Than Previously Thought: What Is It?

Don't smoke Everyone has heard the many life-threatening risks smoking poses, and even smoking occasionally can still put you at risk for ailments like lung cancer, heart disease and emphysema.

Does Smoking Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer? Smoking is a deadly habit. According to the World Health Organization, smoking kills 5.7 million people annually, worldwide. And that’s not all – yes, smoking is known to be the culprit behind many deadly conditions which include lung cancer, heart problems, strokes and other chronic diseases.

from Mail Online

Thousands of smokers to get blood test on NHS that predicts lung cancer up to FIVE YEARS before symptoms appear

GOOD NEWS - BUT QUIT SMOKING ANYWAY... "A life-saving blood test that predicts lung cancer up to five years before symptoms emerge is to be trialled on thousands of smokers by the (UK's) NHS." (image borrowed with thanks from the UK Daily Mail and http://www.alamy.com/) #cancer

Dana Reeve, 1961-2006 - died at age 44 from lung cancer ( she did not smoke). Her devotion to Christopher was inspiring.